”Well, my stance (on marriage) hasn’t evolved. I believe as the Bible teaches, marriage is between a man and woman. I actually think that marriage is between a man and a woman no matter what politicians decide. I don’t think they have the power to change what is a religiously inspired definition.
I’m not going to second guess Rob Portman. He’s an old personal friend.
I think when you have somebody in your immediate family who comes out, you have three choices: You can say, ‘I believe my principles so much, I’m kicking you out.’ You can say, ‘I still believe in my principles, but I love you.’ Or you can say, ‘Gee, I love you so much I’m changing my principles.’ Rob picked the third path. That’s his prerogative. I’m not going to second guess him.
But I would also say that historically in the long run, marriage will be between man and woman, that’s been the definition for thousands of years and I don’t think politicians will change that.”
can you give me chapter and verse on that.
No, Pete, I can't.
Listen there are plenty of people out there who have a different spiritual father..,, JC addressed one of the Pharisee and point blank told him that his father was the devil. That made that religious leader born of the seed of the serpent. Just like christians are born of the seed of God. I don't want to get into this on rft,, but not all of us are sons and daughters of God. Being born of the seed of the serpent is the only unforgivable sin,,, BECAUSE seed is permanent I will always be my fathers son no matter what I do in life. He can't take his seed out of me. Same with God and his children and same with the devil and his children. That's the only reason it is unforgivable because God cannot break his own rules because he is just. If the devil is the God of this world then who do you think runs most of it. Certainly not God almighty kids. Thats why this place is so dark and there is death and destruction. And light cannot have fellowship with darkness. And yes I can find you chapter and verses pertaining to this subject.
But didn't Jesus also promise salvation to any who asked for it in his name? On the unlikely premise that even the Devil would acknowledge Jesus as savior, would God not keep his word? Weren't Jews, who adhered to the "Old" Covenant, the first to embrace the New Covenant? Could some of them have been former Pharisees? Paul comes to mind.