August 22, 2009

Newsworthy: Limbless preacher, Lutheran's allow Gay clergy, Michael Vick in the NFL and more…

My blogcation is over and it’s back to work time! Just going to begin with a few newsworthy items as I get myself back into the writing groove.  Anyone interested in what I did during this blogcation, you can find out through my very private Facebook page.  Only a special few will I allow on that social network as I post pics of myself, my family and etc.

If you love Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and can prove it to me somehow, then you’re in!  If you’re not a Christian and know me somehow through work or school then I may let you in as well.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/christocentric.

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Nick Vujicic

“Redirecting traffic from the Gates of Hell” - Nick Vujicic

Starting off with last Sunday’s special guest at our church, Nick Vujicic.  This man was born armless and legless and was the first of three children born to godly parents.  (His two siblings were born with no disabilities.)  Nick shared his trials and tribulations and preached an awesome sermon on how God has a plan for EVERYONE who will allow themselves to be used by Him!  Take a look and listen to the sermon from the Rock Church San Diego’s website here.

This was a taping of the 7pm service, most popular with our teens and young adults.  See the response of gang members and those participating in pornography, sexual immorality, eating disorders and more as Nick invites them to a life with Christ! The response is incredible!

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ELCA steeple broke from wind damage during homosexual clergy debate.

Another Apostate Church

Next newsworthy item is a sad item for those of us who call ourselves Christian.  The Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) now accepts practicing homosexual clergy in their church. Below is taken directly from their legislative update (pdf):

ASSEMBLY ACTION: YES-559; NO-451
CA09.05.26
– RESOLVED, that the ELCA commit itself to finding a way for people in such publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships to serve as rostered leaders of this church.”

Lifelong monogamous same-gender relationship? Not even married?  The ELCA hasn’t only given the green light to have homosexual leaders, but unmarried sex is no longer forbidden!  Not only is this Lutheran church body ignoring the scriptures regarding homosexuality as a sin, but to allow homosexual leaders in church is a direct defiance of another scripture that describes qualifications of church leaders: (See entire chapter of 1 Timothy 3).

1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;

While the ELCA was debating the homosexual clergy question, a storm passed through the city where this convention was being held.  The convention center AND the ELCA church across the street from the convention were damaged.  Pastor John Piper wrote an article regarding this “mysterious” storm: Tornadoes, the Lutherans and Homosexuality. A coincidence? Wrath of God? I don’t know about either but it surely should have one take a a pause and reflect: Lutheran church AND the convention center both damaged? Hmm…

The apostasy continues but hopefully the members who are not about compromising God’s word will find a new church that is unwavering!

Michael Vick, the NFL, Dog Abuse — and Abortion!  vickdog

The outrage of Michael Vicks past actions regarding his animal cruelty are well documented.  Even the bible chimes in on a man’s character with animals:

Proverbs 12:10
A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

But what is more disturbing than Michael Vick’s past abuse is the nonchalant attitude many have toward the unborn baby.  Even a hollywood ‘starlet’, Kourtney Kardashian (The Kardashian’s Reality Show) commented upon finding out she was pregnant, how many people were urging her to have an abortion.  She said the following from CNN:

“”I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through enough. I can’t even tell you how many people just say, ‘Oh, get an abortion.’ Like it’s not a big deal.”

It’s no big deal to kill a baby but just let someone hurt a dog! Where is the same outrage regarding the unborn?  God has placed a higher premium on us humans than on the rest of the animal kingdom so we should be even more outraged towards those who want to kill the unborn baby!

Where do I stand with Michael Vick in the NFL? If the apostle Paul can be forgiven for killing Christians, certainly Michael Vick can be forgiven for killing dogs! Let him play as he’s done his time, but only time will tell if his heart has changed towards animals.

wndywilliams“How you doin?” The Wendy Williams Show

One sentence: Don’t take any life advice from this woman!  (She’s pretty funny, especially the days when she has the reverend on the show who hits a buzz button everytime she gossips! I love it!)

Have a great weekend everyone!

© 2009, Carlotta Morrow. All rights reserved.

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7 Comments »

  1. from the south says:

    As for Vick, I feel that he is really remorseful. However, I think as a business owner, I would think twice about hiring someone who will cause unrest with my clientele. The team that hired him will likely experience some serious backlash. I think it is one thing to be forgiven but another thing to completely throw caution to the wind add people to your team that may cause boycott and who knows what else. The team owner would really need to consider their decision carefully. I think it is great that there was a team that was willing to walk through this with Vick and give him a chance. I just don’t think we should be so judgmental of the teams who decided to pass.

  2. Phil says:

    “Lifelong monogamous same-gender relationship? Not even married? ”

    Finally, some support on this blog for same-sex marriage.

  3. Mark says:

    If the apostle Paul can be forgiven for killing Christians, certainly Michael Vick can be forgiven for killing dogs!

    and all of God’s people said AMEN! Thanks for the Proverbs scripture!

  4. Neil says:

    Glad you’re back, and great points as usual!

    What Vick did was abhorent, but after years in jail, tens of millions of $$ and the vast bad publicity I think he’s paid his debt more than so many others.

    And how can people criticize him but be pro-legalized abortion?

  5. Nicole W says:

    Michael Vick has gotten his second chance with football.
    Would you like the see the second chances that the dogs that Atlanta Pitbull Rescue has saved.
    Please check out.

    Watch this preview for VICKtory to the Underdog

    http://www.strangleholdmerch.com/vicktory-to-the-underdog-p-191.html

    VICKtory to the Underdog was Nominated for three awards.

    Best Soundtrack Feature,Best Documentary, and Best Social Commentary Award.

    VICKtory to the Underdog
    WON BEST SOCIAL COMMENTARY

    “Vicktory To The Underdog” takes an in depth look at world renowned tattoo artist “Brandon Bond” and his dog rescue efforts – particularly rescuing the infamous Michael Vick fighting dogs.
    Rather than focusing on the dog fighting problem, the movie sheds light on solutions leading to “Vicktory” for all the underdogs in the movie – tattoo people, pitbulls, parolees and all the other people in this world that society has turned their back on through ignorance and racism.
    The movie also examines the life of Brandon Bond and his struggle with balancing fame, fortune and the Rock-N-Roll tattoo lifestyle with a more fulfilling life that focuses on the betterment of both animals and society as a whole.
    Featuring celebrities like Debbie and Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Pixie Acia and Donal Logue, the movie takes you on an incredible journey you will never forget!

    Proceeds for this film will be going to Villa Lobos Pitbull Rescue. http://www.vrcpitbull.com

  6. Carlotta
    Twitter: christocentric
    says:

    Nicole, I normally don’t allow comments that are heavy in promotion and little on commentary, but I do like the videos and sites you suggested as it’s appropriate regarding the Michael Vick article.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Carlotta
    Twitter: christocentric
    says:

    Thanks Neil, glad to be back! Lots of writing to catch up to! :)

    Your points about abortion is mine exactly. If MV is such a bad guy for treating those dogs so horribly, then what does that make those women who abort their babies – mostly for nothing more than mere inconvenience?

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