Friday, March 16, 2012


VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 Peter 3:16 (ESV) "But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Continuing from this headline,  you know the rest of the story "...don't say it"! That is drilled into our lives from the moment we can understand the first words our moms say to us. Apart from the time I was once part of the media stream in the mid to late high-flying 1980's, I don't know anyone who wakes up in the morning thinking or saying to themselves "I am going to get someone today"!

Granted things are different in the political and business world, but that is not where most normal people live. But what about some of the things going on these days. I am not talking about the Rush Limbaugh controversy or so-called comedian Bill Maher's personal attacks on conservative women. I am not even talking about all this garbage about "the lack of civility" by people don't practice the opposite. But what has seemed to have gotten under a lot of people's skins are the comments by Kirk Cameron, about an oxymoron called "gay marriage"!

In brief, here is what the former GROWING PAINS star, Cameron, said on the Piers Morgan Show (CNN) recently: 
- He called homosexuality unnatural.
- He called it  "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.
- He said Marriage between a man and a woman was "older than dirt"

So was he correct? Yes, on all counts.
Why did he say it? - He was asked by the interviewer, Morgan and did NOT volunteer it.
SHOULD he have said it or punted like most modern day American christians, including Joel Osteen, who can't take a real stand for anything Biblical? Yes on all counts again!

But what if Kirk offends people?  Doesn't he know that in 2012 his belief in the 6000 old story of Creation and the Bible is outdated? Doesn't he know that more and more young Americans and even seven American states are allowing 'gay marriage'?

I have seen and heard Kirk speak as well as spoken to him when he came to town about 10 years ago. First of all, this brother is the real deal. He has not changed his beliefs one bit and neither has his sister Candace Cameron. They are firm believers in God; live according to the Bible and follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 

The new move in America, according to certain high government officials is this - it is okay to have these views and "freedom to worship", just don't take it outside the walls. This is not only wrong, but unAmerican and unconstitutional. The very first Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion. That is, freedom to practice whatever your religion is! This is how the country was established - by people who left oppressive Europe and sought out the new world!

So not only did Kirk Cameron call homosexuality a sin against God (as is adultery, lust etc) but he had the nerve to quote God in Genesis 2:24 " Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." This is a most important Scripture verse because Jesus Himself quoted it in Matthew 19:5 and other parts of the Gospels.

Marriage was instituted by God Himself at Creation - for Adam and Eve. Why can't a man who believes the Truth speak it? Have we gone totally off our rocker that we must bow down to the false gods of this world and deny Him? This is what the god of this world wants. This is what many so-called Christians from the highest positions in the land to the lowest, live in the course of their lives. 

Knowing Kirk Cameron and his ministry, he will never back down from God's Word. The man is as solid as it comes. He may not sell as many books or TV shows as the rich TV preacher from Houston with the big smile and positive message. However, when he stands before God, he will not have much answering to do as he stood firmly in the face of the culture and lived up to the commands of the Word, in our Verse of this Friday at the top of this page!

This verse is not just about what the Word of God says about the Great issues of the Day. It has everything - from cover to cover - about the only Hope of ALL mankind, if they (all the world) will only receive it. 

This animosity to Kirk Cameron and anyone who proclaims the Word of Truth in the public arena, is really an attack on the One Who gave it, not just His messengers. Those potential attacks should never deter us from preaching the Good News of Jesus from sea to shining sea, no matter what the cost! Those attacks should never detour us, from preaching the Gospel and if possible, at times, even use words! Amen.

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
(Romans 10:8-11 ESV)

Keep on speaking up, men and women of God! He will honor you for it, on that Day! Amen!

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