Scanning other blogs - I come across interesting things. There was a link I thought would be really good but it turned out to be quite liberal and wonting. What has happened to America's Jesus? is an article written by some columist from the DesMoines Register. I'm sure he's in DesMoines for a reason. However, I thought people in the midwest were still sensible.
The problem is America's Jesus IS different. But not in the way this guy writes about. America's Jesus is different because people use Jesus, or religion, as they see fit. In a way he was right when he wrote about how some televangalists get their money (or everyone elses). Jesus would NOT have agreed to Gay Rights but He would have loved them and included them in His activities. He WOULD NOT have thrown rocks at two men walking hand in hand! He would have loved them (love the sinner but hate the sin). What people have forgotten is that IF you believe in Jesus - He comes with a "rule book" and you can't just believe in any sort of Jesus you want. If you believe in Jesus you must weigh things by scripture. The WWJD isn't a catchy phrase it is what you should ask yourself.
As far as going to Italy....nothing against anyone in Italy - but it sounds to me they are "Christians in name" it's all just part of their culture" - these people he knows have a lot of symbols of Christianity around them but do they have a relationship with their creator? Do they know what it feels like to have walk in the footsteps of Jesus himself (spiritually speaking).
YES Jesus is Prolife, Pslam 139: 13 & 16 "Thou has covered me in my mother's womb. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unformed and in thy book they all were written, the days fashioned for me when as yet there were none of them." God knew us before we were born and He has plans for us.....even if we have a short life - it is HIS decision, not ours how long that life is. Another reason why suicide is wrong!
Stem cell research is wrong if you are using embyos - they are using human beings that don't get the chance to grow and live. Someone stopped the process for their own gain....plus - Embryonic stem cells have NOT helped ONE person or been used to come up with one cure. Adult stem cells have been more helpful - why not concentrate on that????
I could go on and on but u do want to say - being prolife and being for the death penalty DO NOT conflict with eachother. Justice is Justice.
That's enough from me - this article angered me, and made me sad......It makes me realize that being a Christian is hard. Too many people don't want to work at it.....want to make up their own rules. None of us are perfect, we are sinner but only because of HIS grace are we worth anything. Let Him in, Let Him lead and feel the Joy from so deep down there is no explination.....