Should a Church Perform Infant Baptism?

infant baptismDoes Luke 18:15-16 and Acts 16:33 teach infant baptism?

The passages mentioned are frequently quoted by proponents of infant baptism, however, their misuse of these texts is a classic example of the error of eisegetical interpretation of scripture. Eisegetical interpretation is a process of seeking biblical support for pre-existing views rather than allowing the biblical text to explain itself naturally. This method is wrong because it does not allow the text to teach us objectively. Continue reading

The Bible Perspective on Homosexuality (Part 2)

homosexualityPart 2: Conclusion              It seems Christians hold very different views of homosexuality. Some churches accept homosexuals while other churches condemn gay people. What does the Bible teach? Is it possible to be both a Christian and a homosexual? 

ARE HOMOSEXUAL THOUGHTS AND DESIRES NATURAL?

The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality acts are always wrong, but as Christians seeking to win a lost world to Christ, we must differentiate between those who experience homosexual temptations from those who choose to engage in homosexual behaviors. Any person (even a Christian) may experience lustful attraction for someone of the same-sex from time to time. When we turn away from our temptations, we do not sin, according to the scriptures. The Bible exhorts all believers to resist temptation so that we might be holy as our Father in Heaven is holy. Continue reading

The Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality Part 1

homosexualityPart 1 of 2:                           It seems Christians hold very different views of homosexuality. Some churches accept homosexuals while other churches condemn gay people. What does the Bible teach? Is it possible to be both a Christian and a homosexual? 

Few topics today generate more controversy, emotion and confusion in the church (and in society) than the issue of homosexuality. Many Christians have become hesitant (and even fearful) to defend a Biblical view of sexuality in the face of growing persecution from homosexual advocates. In virtually every nation around the world, same-sex relationships have acquired legitimacy and acceptability to an extent virtually unthinkable just a few decades ago. Continue reading