The 3rd Commandment – Taking the Lord’s Name in VainSeptember 30, 2013 in Baptism, Bible - OT - Exodus, Covenantal Living, Law and Gospel, Meditations, Mosaic Law, Ten Commandments, Tongue
Gender Identity Part 1 – Saving the World from SuicideSeptember 26, 2013 in Bible - NT - Romans, Coeur d'Alene Issues, Homosexuality, Law and Gospel, Mosaic Law, Politics, Sexuality, Ten Commandments
As promised, the first sermon in the series on Gender Identity is now available online. Go here to listen and obtain an outline.
The 2nd Commandment – A Jealous GodSeptember 22, 2013 in Bible - OT - Exodus, Marriage, Meditations, Mosaic Law, Ten Commandments, Worship
The 1st Commandment – The Unholy TrinitySeptember 15, 2013 in Bible - OT - Exodus, Meditations, Mosaic Law, Ten Commandments
Preface – God our RedeemerSeptember 8, 2013 in Bible - OT - Exodus, Law and Gospel, Meditations, Mosaic Law, Ten Commandments
Love and LawAugust 11, 2013 in Bible - NT - 2 John, Law and Gospel, Love, Meditations, Mosaic Law, Ten Commandments
Sexuality and “Is” vs. “Ought”June 23, 2013 in Bible - OT - Leviticus, Coeur d'Alene Issues, Homosexuality, Law and Gospel, Mosaic Law, Politics, Sexuality
The “Secular” StateJune 17, 2013 in Coeur d'Alene Issues, Homosexuality, King Jesus, Mosaic Law, Politics, Sexuality
I penned a response to the Spokesman’s criticisms of my stance against the recent legislation in Coeur d’Alene that publicly legitimizes various abnormal sexual practices and penalizes those who oppose them. You can find the response here.
There are a couple things to keep in mind when asking this question: first, these are not “personal moral convictions” but the moral law of the universe woven into the fabric of the world and of humans in particular by our Creator. We can spurn these laws but we do so at our peril. Second, it is important to distinguish, as Scripture does, between sins and crimes. Not all sinful actions are criminal actions. Hence, “enforcing morality” does not mean that police would be perusing the neighborhood looking for all those who call their brother, “Raca!” (Mt 5:21ff) As Christians we should be quite comfortable leaving the judgment of sins to God while upholding the necessity of a society that criminalizes behavior God Himself judges to be such. Some sins are criminal: murder, theft, adultery, perjury, kidnapping, etc. They destroy the very fabric of society and invite God’s judgment.