Which Ministries Allow Homosexuals Access to Children?
Dear Connection Magazine,
Hello, I am a reader of your magazine for about 2 years now and I enjoy reading it. I have repented before to receive Christ but I felt I should do it again with the prayer you've put in your magazine.
The other thing I'd like to say is that I read the article on gay people allowed to be Big Brothers/Sisters for our younger children. That is very scary to me. Could you please write me back and let me know what ministries are allowing this? I thought God made women so man would not be lonely? Is it not a sin to be with the same sex? I always believed it was! Why would it be o.k.? I have not lived a perfect life but I have repented and have become closer and closer to our Father. I am at the point in my life that I want to know more.
Thank You & God Bless Connection Magazine,
Tina Henderson, Berea
Thanks for your letter and words of appreciation. It's also great to know that you are growing closer to God and more serious to know His word and His ways.
To answer your question about those allowing homosexuals to mentor children, I am obligated to warn you that the Catholic church is the group allowing homosexuals to work with children in their Big Brother/Big Sister program. The Bible clearly teaches that the sexually immoral and fornicators will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Bible verses in the new testament that explain why people engage in the sin of homosexuality are found in Romans, chapter 1, verses 24-32. Although it's clear that God will judge the sexually immoral, the Catholic Church continues to avoid making a stand for God's word on this issue, thereby allowing homosexuals to hold the position of priest in their fallen church. It's no wonder that they are now allowing the Big Brother/Big Sister program to facilitate the union of children with homosexual adults.
By the way, you're right about God making woman so that man would not be lonely. The book of Genesis confirms that. Sex is great and to be enjoyed only in a Godly marriage between a man and a woman. Thanks again for writing.
God Bless You Mightily,
A Muslim Perspective of Jesus and Jerusalem
To Connection Editor,
I hope this letter finds you all in the best of health and spirit. My name is Imad N. Saadeh. I was born in Jerusalem and lived there until the age of 12. I grew up between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Many of my boyhood friends were Christians (Palestinians). The struggle in historic Palestine is not between Muslim and Jew but rather Christian, Muslim against Jew! This struggle against them is not because they are Jews. They have robbed our lands and killed our families.
Please, don't try to tell me that these people are the descendants of the children of Israel because you and I know this is not the truth of the matter. They simply are not the descendants of the original Tribe of Israel for whom Moses and Jesus (may the peace and blessings of God be upon them) were specifically sent for. The origin of these non-Jewish Jews is the people known as the Khazars. Their leader King Joseph, adopted Judaism out of political expediency during the eighth century AD. The descendants of the Khazars are referred to as the Ashkenazim. They do not even follow the ways of Moses (PBUH). They are so far astray that they do not even recognize who Jesus (PBUH) really is. These Jews are called "The Thirteenth Tribe".
Now I just had the opportunity to read through your news magazine. I must say, for the life of me I can not understand how people such as yourselves put all this propaganda out there to misguide people who do not know any better. Yet you would call yourselves God fearing.
You profess to be followers of Jesus (PBUH). That your magazine is Christian, yet you support the Jews who slander Jesus and his Mother (PBUT) against your Christian brothers and sisters (Palestinian Christians) how much sense does that make? Your support for the Jews is so overwhelming.
Please explain to me who the Christians of the State of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza are? The Christians of that land are simply the Palestinians! The Muslims also believe that Jesus is the Christ (PBUH). We do not believe that he is God or the begotten Son of God but at least we believe that he is a great prophet and the promised Messiah unlike the Jews who do not believe anything good about him.
The question is, how are you supporting Israel in killing, land confiscating, and disrespect of your brothers and sisters holy places of worship?
Imad N. Saadeh, Indiana
I respectfully must disagree with your understanding of the Jewish people and Jerusalem.
The Holy Bible that you quote from confirms that not all in Israel are Israel. So you can rest assured that there will be a great purging going on. However, Jerusalem wasn't promised to Christians or to Muslims as your letter implies. The Bible says God promised to give the land to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, (Exodus 3). As you may know, Jacobs's name was changed to Israel and he became father of twelve sons who became the twelve tribes.
Currently there are many descendants of Israel in the land of Israel and they are true Jews, though not all are. In fact, many Jews do not even practice Judaism. Beyond that, they are also blind to who Jesus is because God has placed a blinder over their minds. Many Jews expect the Messiah to return and deliver them, which He will.
However, they just don't' know that Messiah is Jesus. When God delivers the Jews from an upcoming major attack by a great Northern army, they will see Him whom they have pierced and then return to the Lord, God.
Yes, it's true that the Jews as a people are back-slidden and not serving God right now, but His covenant with them still stands as a sign to the world of God's faithfulness to His covenant.
Expect a leader to arise in Israel who will declare the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, to be the God of Israel. Also, expect the temple to be rebuilt, as for the first time in almost 2,000 years, a red heifer, under three years old, without spot or blemish has been born in Israel this spring. This red heifer was needed for purification purposes before the Jews could stand on the temple site much less begin rebuilding, (Numbers 19). Have you forgotten that the Muslims consider both Christian and Jews infidels?
You also mentioned that there are already Palestinians who are followers of Jesus and your right. However, Palestinian Christians are the minority and hated by the Palestinian Muslims. Also, there are many Jews in Israel who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, but even now they are also a minority. On my recent press tour in Israel, I've discovered that most Jews are currently secular and not religious at all. As a follower of Jesus, it is my duty to pray that both Muslims and Jews will come to know and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
I noticed that your name implies 'I'm mad-n-sad'. Is this a literal interpretation of your life? Did your family give you this name or did you select it yourself? You need to know that names are important and everyone who accepts Jesus has a new name written down in Heaven. I'd like to know you as "I'm glad I know Jesus". I pray God opens your eyes to see the great sacrifice He provided for your salvation.