For most of Christian history, marriage was clearly defined as Webster recorded in 1913 “legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.” Today a marriage is a contract between some people to live together until they end that agreement (or one of them dies). Typically two people, typically a man and a woman. However.. In the Kingdom of Heaven, things aren’t as vague and loosely defined.
I dreamed that I went to Bethel church in Redding California. I don’t think much about Bethel, so when I awoke, I was fascinated about why I had had that dream. I wondered whether it was one of those prophetic dreams that the Holy Spirit inspires people with.
I listened to a report on NPR today about the legal fuss over the proposed question “Are you a citizen?”, and whether or not that would upset “immigrant communities”. As a legal immigrant, I personally found it quite shocking that NPR entertained the report seriously, and wondered how the liberal mind works. I was genuinely baffled to begin with, but tender the following possible explanation.
Why is it that certain Christians, who are ready to defend the constitution and the rule of law with their lives, are so negative about “the law” when they open their Bibles?
The Catholics seem to have found an interesting answer to the problem of how to be Catholic whilst living within a non-Catholic nation. I think the same thing would be true of citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven who live among the nations of this world.
I just read John Crowder’s article “Spirit on all Flesh”. He mentions another Grace movement advocate, Fancois du Toit. The following quote seems significant in understanding the essence of their message.
YouTube suggested that I watch Dr. Mike Brown’s video “Can a Divorced Christian Remarry?”, so I did, out of curiosity. I know that Mike is a scholar and can sling scripture around in the original languages, so what did he think of this litmus test topic?
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