Re: same sex marriage decision….the part in the bible that I fear most is how God ranks sin…..I have felt hate in my heart and He calls that (mind) murder. I have disrespected my parents (as most kids have) and God ranks that with murder too…so the Grace of JC is sufficient for our smallest and largest (by our rankings) transgressions.
I am happy (unlike this lady) that the Supreme Court acknowledges Civil Rights because we are in the cusp of the most fierce and testing of all temperaments to fight for our basic civil rights to clean air and water. Recently the Supreme Court got it wrong that these coal plants do not have to be reigned in…I hope the next environmental decision will be more pointed at the most important civil rights injustices of all times…the right to a live-able planet.
I’m a member of Liveable Arlington and that is my take on marriage equality from the eyes of an environmentalist. One of my friends has done lock in on tar sands equipment and is not a believer of God and I had this realization: for someone who is an Atheist AND an Environmentalist…..that could explain how someone could risk arrest and get arrested to save the planet for her grand kids. It literally means the world to them as in….“this is all there is…and we only have one shot at life”
As a Christian, I’m a fighter of the truth and I have hope in my redeemer that those who have a hand in helping to destroy our earth (which unfairly affects the innocent) have hell to face…. IF that is God’s decision.
Atheists that are environmentalists think that if there is no heaven, then there is no “hell to pay”.
“Hell deservers” in my mind are for people like Smokey Joe Barton, my Congressman, and for those that voted on HB40-a ban on fracking bans, etc. But that is not for me (but for my creator) to decide.
Equality is an earthly, manmade concept. Greed is satan’s toy, and forgiveness is God’s gift…if we believe and repent – only then would we have an incentive to change our ways.
Since God’s ranking system of sin is not of our understanding of what is fair and just, those that destroy the earth (and that would include law making leaders AND consumers creating a demand for fossil fuels for example) must NOT be making decisions based on fear of God’s judgement day. Rather they have fallen into the greatest force since man was tempted to eat of the forbidden fruit….that evil force is to be reckoned with in the here and now. ONLY of this earth has satan the power to influence and destroy souls……….how will you fight him T O D A Y ?
Buy a more sustainable car…
Organize-strategize-fratinize-realize that our power is in our strength in numbers.
God can move mountains….and so can the God Spirit in us.
Thank you for reading and or responding.
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