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Sermon Outline on Same-Sex & Child Sacrifice

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I.                  Same-Sex (Homosexual) Unions

 

The Law, Prophets or other Jewish Texts (inexhaustive, JPS)

·                     And G-d created man in His own image, in the image of G-d created He him; male and female created He them. And G-d blessed them; and G-d said unto them: 'Be fruitful, and multiply…. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.   --  Genesis 1:27-28, 2:24

·                     But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him: 'Where are the men that came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know (have sex with) them.' And Lot went out unto them to the door, and shut the door after him. And he said: 'I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.                                                                                                                                                                     --  Genesis 19:4-7

·                     Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.                        --  Leviticus 18:22-23

Christian Texts (inexhaustive, NIV)

·                     For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.   --  Romans 1:21-27

·                     Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.          -- I Corinthians 6:9-10

 

Where Senators Obama and McCain stand on the Defense of Marriage Act [1]

        This federal law, bipartisanly-enacted, protects our state from being forced to legally recognize and honor same-sex         marriages/unions from California, Massachusetts, or foreign countries. 

     Barack Obama:                                                   John McCain:

        Calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act,                           Supports the Defense of Marriage Act,  

        Supports same-sex unions.[2]                                               Opposes same-sex unions.[3]

II.               Child Sacrifice

 

The Law, Prophets or other Jewish Texts (inexhaustive, JPS)

·                     Thou shalt not murder.                                                                                                               – Exodus 20:13

·                     And thou shalt not give any of thy seed (children) to set them apart (sacrifice) to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy G-d.                                                                                                  – Leviticus 18:21

·                     And they built the high places (altars) of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to set apart (sacrifice) their sons and their daughters unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination; to cause Judah to sin.                                              – Jeremiah 32:35

·                     Thou hast searched me, and known me …. For Thou hast made my reins; Thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance, and in Thy book they were all written--even the days that were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.                                                                                                                                                                                – Psalm 139:1, 13-16

Christian Texts (inexhaustive, NIV)

 

·                     I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.                                                                                                                                                                                -- Matthew 25:40

 

·                     Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.                                                                                                                        – I Timothy 2:1-2

 

 

     Where Senators Obama and McCain stand on Partial Birth Abortion[4]

         This procedure involves delivering all but the head of a full-term infant, piercing the child’s skull, sucking his or                 her brains out, resulting in the baby’s death.[5]

 

     Barack Obama:                                                   John McCain:

        Favors allowing Partial Birth Abortion,                                           Opposes Partial Birth Abortion,

        Opposes protecting babies from this. [6]                                            Favors protecting babies from this.[7]  

III.           Pray…

 

For those in authority, for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for boldness to speak truth to power (e.g. like Moses, Joseph, Esther, Daniel, Jeremiah, etc.)

 

 

      Wherever traditional “one-man, one-woman” marriage measures are on  the ballot needing       “YES” votes -- California (Prop 8), Florida (Amendment 2) and Arizona (Proposition 102)  – we would especially urge all congregational leaders to pray, and speak up, for natural       monogamy.  Likewise as with South Dakota (Initiated Measure 11), which would protect       unborn children.  For more information, go to www.TheJudeo-ChristianView.com  

 


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[1]  There are additional individuals seeking the Presidency, but most likely either Sen. Obama or Sen. McCain will be the next Commander-in-Chief.  The Bible conveys that prayer, repentance, recalcitrance, etc. can cause leaders to change or harden their views.

[2]  “Barack Obama on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Rights” at BarackObama.com:  http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/lgbt.pdf

http://pewforum.org/religion08/compare.php?Issue=Gay_Marriage

[3]   See note 1 and http://asp.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/issues.aspx?i=4&c=11

[4] See note 1.

[5] A graphic description of the Partial Birth Abortion procedure can be found here: http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/diagram.html.

[6] Sen. Obama is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1173, which would abolish restrictions on partial-birth abortion and undo other reforms such as the requirement that parents be notified before their minor daughter undergoes a surgical abortion. See also http://www.nrlc.org/Election2008/obamarecord0608.pdf  Against Supreme Court support for banning PBA, Obama said: http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/04/obama_decision.html 

[7] See http://www.nrlc.org/Election2008/mccainrecord0608.pdf   In favor of the Supreme Court support for banning Partial Birth Abortion, McCain said:

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/04/mccain_says_the.html

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