Want to play a stupid game?
Acts 5:29…..29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!” NIV
Who do you obey? Do you listen to what God says, or do you do what the world says you should do? Do you obey what God says to do, or do you listen to what you want to do, even when it goes against God’s word?
Do you go certain places, eventhough you know it would not please God, just because you want others to see you as cool? Do you date certain people, eventhough you know it’s not someone God would be pleased with, just because you don’t want to be alone? Do you watch certain movies that God would not be pleased with, just because everybody else is doing it?
Do you care more what others think about you, than what God thinks about you?
Just some things to think about.
Commentary: Wedge Issue of Abortion Won’t Go Away
$1.2M Grant Aims to Add Gay-Affirming Churches
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and five partner organizations have received a $1.2 million grant to increase the number of churches that affirm homosexuality, bisexuality and “transgenderism.”
The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund — which seeks to be a “unifying force for social change” — donated the money to expand the “welcoming church movement,” in which congregations are asked to accept all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Kermit Rainman, social research analyst for Focus on the Family, pointed out that the campaign violates God’s design for gender and sexuality.
“Gay activists and their allies have made no secret of their strategy to convince Bible-believing Christians and Jews that homosexual behavior is no longer sinful in God’s eyes,” he said. “This false doctrine is playing out in denomination after denomination, with increasing discord.
“Christians are not called to rewrite the Bible in order to love our gay friends and neighbors. True love does not sacrifice the truth.”
Gay Activists Mislead Floridians on Marriage Amendment
A gay activist group in Florida is working to derail the state’s marriage amendment by running misleading television ads during this week’s Democratic National Convention.
Florida Red and Blue’s ads claim the amendment — which would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman — is an attempt by the government to interfere in people’s lives and would take benefits from senior citizens.
The group needs to be held accountable for false and misleading advertisements, said John Stemberger, state chairman of Yes2Marriage.org and president of the Florida Family Policy Council.
“The citizen-initiated and citizen-led Amendment 2 has nothing at all to do with government action,” he said. “It has everything to do with citizen action stopping the government from redefining marriage against their will.
“Telling senior citizens that they will lose Social Security and/or domestic-partner benefits by voting yes on 2 is outright fraud and preys upon Florida’s most vulnerable and precious citizens.”
Stemberger’s group collected 92,000 signatures to qualify the marriage amendment for the November ballot.
Adult Stem Cells Continue Success, Win More Gold
Adult stem cells and other ethical stem cell research continue to rack up success after success, while embryonic stem cells continue to fail. Stanford researchers have verified that embryonic stem cells transplanted into mice are resoundingly rejected by the immune system and destroyed. In contrast, adult stem cells from menstrual blood showed the potential to treat peripheral artery disease and prevent limb amputation. An international research group led by Dr. Michael Murphy, Indiana University School of Medicine, restored blood circulation and limb function in mice treated with these cells, which could potentially be used as an off-the-shelf treatment for damaged or diseased limbs. Japanese researchers report that they can produce flexible stem cells from wisdom teeth, even after the teeth have been in a freezer for three years. Today, Harvard researchers report that they can produce insulin-secreting cells directly from other pancreatic cells in mice, improving diabetes symptoms. And in case you missed it, Maarten van der Weijden won the open-water race Olympic gold medal. His life was saved years ago by an adult stem cell transplant for leukemia, one of thousands of lives saved by adult stem cells.
Sure does appear to me like God is blessing the stem cell research that does NOT involve the taking of innocent life! One more confirmation by God that life begins at conception – not when humans say it begins.