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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Great Explaination Of One Of My Biggest Pet Peeves, And The Ignorance Of Others

Read the whole article here at Pulpit Magazine about Interracial Marriages. Here are a few quotes from the article I thought were great.

  • "Here’s the short answer: nothing in the New Testament prohibits interracial marriage. Christians are at liberty to marry whomever they wish—as long as the other person is also a Christian (1 Corinthians 7:39)."
  • "We should realize from the start that there is only one human race. Scripture clearly says we all descended from Adam and Eve (cf. Gen 1-2; Matthew 19:4; Romans 5:12; 1 Cor 15:22). And one important passage says that God made of one blood all nations (Acts 17:26)."
  • "Sadly, American society (even in some Christian circles) has historically looked narrowly on interracial marriages — but for cultural reasons, not biblical ones. In some places, such negative stereotypes still exist. Based on where people live, they or their children may face prejudice and even persecution from others. Such prejudice is absolutely wrong, and deserves our condemnation. Nonetheless, it is something that people should consider before seriously pursuing a romantic relationship."
  • "The primary marriage restriction given in the New Testament is that a believer should only marry another believer (cf. 1 Cor. 7:39; 2 Cor. 6:14). So we believe that the most important issue in dating/courtship is to be fully convinced that the prospective partner is a true Christian who loves God (Mark 12:30)."

I grew up in North Carolina, so you can imagine what I heard, even from church people. I went to BJU and was there before and after they changed their dating policies. I lived in Hawaii for four summers, and saw were this was not and never will be an issue.

This issue ranks up there with some of my other pet peeves, like KJVOnlyism, Separating with others to the extreme, Legalism, Music preferences, and etc. This was a great article and Pulpit Magazine has written perfectly what I have thought for a long time. I hope you get the same blessing from it as I received. I will get off my pulpit now. :-)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The First Church Of Oprah! What???

Interesting. Many people take what she says as fact, but what she says here sounds more like heresy. What do you think?

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Skybus-Third Airline This Week To Shutdown

I was hoping Skybus would make it, but it is almost impossible for start-ups in the Airline industry to make it these days. They were convenient for me, because they flew out of GSO.

I was able to fly on Skybus once, before the shutdown. I went to Burbank, CA from Greensboro, NC last month for less than $200 round-trip. Overall I was impressed. Other than the leg room which was extremely tight I had no other complaints.

It has been a tough industry for the last 15 years. I am glad I stayed in corporate aviation, and I have no desire to jump to the airlines.

Skybus, ATA, and Aloha airlines may you rest in peace!!!