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If you claim to be a Christian then you are accountable to Christ's Bride, which is the body of saints. This is important, otherwise people slip into moral relativism and begin to make their own rules and forget how to administer righteous judgment.
I believe I am a child of God. I believe it is important to be around people with good values and to have good values. But I also believe that I am just a person like everyone else in this world and I have no right to judge others.
Jenn: The Bible tells us that one's heart cannot be trusted, so please be careful looking for it to guide you. As a child of God, you are not to judge the spirit of those outside the body of Christ. However, you are to keep other saints accountable.
Hi CJ. I value your opinion, and are happy you have your beliefs, but the way I see it is that the bible also tells us that God puts desires in our hearts. These are things he desires us to have or to accomplish. These are the things to pray for.
Yes, Jenn, in this respect you are as right as rain. I think the point I was trying to make is that we should lean upon God's word and not unto our own understanding. Sometimes our hearts lead us astray and sometimes we mistake our desires for God's.
How long will this country tolerate these kinds of behaviors? The longer we allow people to slide down the slippery slope of moral relativism...the quicker we all will burn.
More Scriptures on parental responsibiity include: http://www.openbible.info/topics/being_a_good_pare...
Hmmmm! Good question. I've concluded that sperm doning might be a sin.
You speak without wisdom. Are you telling me there have not been heinous acts invented by mankind since the Bible was written? Were there lesbians getting knocked-up in sperm clinics back then? No, I don't think so. By who's authority do you speak?
All heinous acts are covered by the 613 laws by such commandments not to murder, kidnap or rape. What heinous acts specifically do you believe are not covered?
By who's authority do you invent new sins?
I think you have no mind for the things of God. The things you talk about are pointless and don't even make sense. I think you're infatuated with your opinion and like to talk. I have not invented any new sins...its just a new take on old ones.
I think you that think you speak the mind of God and have the authority from God to reinterpret sin. You do like to be judgemental of other people. What specifically have I said that is pointless or makes no sense?
One sin is parental responsibility. Dropping sperm is not "training a child in the way you want him to go." Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Eph 6:4
Dropping sperm has nothing to do with parenting. It is not a sin otherwise the world's adolescent males would be guilty of some parenting sin each time they had an emission of sperm in the night.
teenagers guilty each time - I agree with you there "Dropping sperm" is the beginning of a life. It should be taken seriously.
Renee: Should single women be having children? Do you really think this is what our Heavenly Father would want? 80% of all prison inmates come from single mother households. Having a child without the benefit of a father is unhealthy for everyone.
If a woman wants a child, sure. Just because the parent is single does not mean the child will go to prison. My mom raised me by herself and I have a bachelors, masters, townhouse in my name, car paid for, started 2 businesses, etc., etc.
Renee: I am glad your mother was able to raise you right and I am glad you are a success story. Please understand that you are an exception to the rule. I don't believe the Lord wants women to have children outside of a marital relationship...period.
So what about all of the adopted kids?? Should they not go to a single parent who can raise them, for the sake of a jail statistic?
Renee: I think we are straying from the original question somewhat. Having said that, I think anytime a child is operating with just one parent...they lose quite a bit. So, no, it is not ideal for an adopted child to be placed with a single parent.
Wine is good but we should not be drunk with wine. Anything good can be used for evil.
Too much of a good thing can be bad, right dianetrotter? I believe that's what you're getting at. But, why is a single parent raising a child a bad thing, or a sin? Or being a sperm donor a bad thing or a sin?
I can understand that some people want kids of their own; however, there are many, many orphans that need adoption.
I agree with you there which is why I asked CJ if it's wrong for single people to adopt.
Preach it sister. :)
Perhaps you could quote a bible verse were is states that it is a sin to donate or recieve sperm. If you cannot do that then who gives you the authority to invent new sins?
D.H.: By what authority can you prove me wrong? Give me a Bible verse that says it's not a sin. I think I know my Father's mind. Besides, you may not have noticed, but the Bible was written well before human cloning, sperm clinics, and gay marriage.
Ah so you live by the philosophy that everything is a sin unless a bible verse says it is not, rather than allowing people freedom to live their lives avoiding things that the bible explicitly states are sins.
Head: Are you willing to concede that abortion is a heinous sin? It isn't listed in the Bible as such, but it will be found under murder. Is gay marriage a sin? Sure is, but the notion of gay marriage in the Biblical world would've been ridiculous.
Lets face it CJ, you hate fags. Not sure why as their lives do not affect yours, and Christ never mentioned the subject.
Head: It's obvious to me that you have no idea what you're talking about, so let's leave it at that.
Kansas is going after a sperm donor for child support. I wonder why?
Should all people, without regard to circumstance, be allowed to make a precious life? Please think about that for a minute. :0)
Of course the circumstances would have to be taken into consideration. Such as a family who have tried and just aren't able to have children. This is a God send to infertile couples.
Jeff, please allow me to be more direct. Should lesbians be allowed to become impregnated through a sperm bank thus bypassing God's will and nature's design? Yes, all life is precious until irresponsible and immoral people make them into monsters.
No CJ, I do not agree with that.
CJ. Christ never mentioned lesbians or homosexuality, let alone condemned any of them, so why do you? Don't bother quoting Leviticus unless you also wish to condemn those that wear mixed fibres, eat prawns, pork, and rare steaks, and work on Sundays.
Head: Christ also did not mention abortion, gay marriage, internet porn and a host of flagrant sins. You may not know this, but Christ Yeshua is His Father's perfect Representative and He did not need to repeat the things His Father already condemned
Right then CJ as you wish but if you do not want to be condemned yourself, put away that bacon sandwich and step away from the fridge.