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If you haven't heard yet, World Vision has changed its hiring policy to allow individuals in legally-recognized same-sex marriages.

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...World Vision has declared that a person can live openly, proudly, and unrepentantly in a lifestyle that the Bible calls "unnatural," "detestable," and "an abomination" and still be a Christian. Which is the exact opposite of what the Bible says:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6)

Don't miss the beautiful picture of the Gospel in these verses. Before Christ, we were caught in all kinds of sins that would keep us out of the Kingdom of God. But we have been washed, sanctified, and justified! We are not the same! We have been forever changed by the precious blood of the Lamb of God. In contrast, World Vision teaches that we can enter the Kingdom of God without being washed, sanctified, and justified, settling on a gospel that literally sends people to Hell.

Consequently, World Vision is no longer a Christian organization. It seems clear that Christian people should support Christian organizations over non-Christian organizations that do the same work. For contrast, let's examine this statement by Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham:

I was shocked today to hear of World Vision’s decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. The Bible is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. My dear friend, Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse, would be heartbroken. He was an evangelist who believed in the inspired Word of God. World Vision maintains that their decision is based on unifying the church – which I find offensive – as if supporting sin and sinful behavior can unite the church. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the Scriptures consistently teach that marriage is between a man and woman and any other marriage relationship is sin.

The call to help the poor is an important one, and we must take seriously the biblical commands to do so. However, there is no reason to partner with the workers of darkness. The Bible is very clear on this point. In II Chronicles 20, The LORD sent a prophet to rebuke Jehoshaphat (king of Judah) for joining with Ahaziah (wicked king of Israel) to build ships. That's it. And if God cares about our associations when we partner with someone to build ships, how much more does God care about our associations when we do His work in His Name? This is what the Holy Spirit says:

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God. (II Corinthians 6)

For Conscientious Christians, the Boycott of World Vision starts today. We must not allow World Vision to proclaim a false gospel with our money. We must not support World Vision over Christian charities. We must not fellowship with darkness. We must not allow Christian Love to be mutilated, and Christian Compassion to be shipwrecked.

If World Vision wants to send people to Hell in the name of humanitarianism, they can do it on someone else's dime.

Tim Dukeman, Deeper than Sound-Bites 40 Comments [3/31/2014 3:37:10 AM]
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Goomy pls

Oh, it's Tim Pukeman! Hello! How's your, ahem, totally heterosexual friendship with Vincent Cheung going? You're definitely not pulling a Ted Faggard, I know that much. No, sir. [/super-duper-hyper-sarcasm]

On another note, World Vision is doing the right thing here.

3/31/2014 3:43:56 AM

creativerealms

Well if you believe Faith only salvation then all they have to do is accept Jesus as their savior.

3/31/2014 4:11:12 AM

Jewnior Spokesman

@ Goomy: yeah, and then they turned right around and went back to doing the wrong thing.

3/31/2014 4:21:54 AM

Kuno

Sorry that I have to ask, but what is World Vision?

3/31/2014 4:26:11 AM

Mister Spak

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?"

Do you not know that Allah is the real god and islam is the real religion?

3/31/2014 4:34:29 AM

DAR31337

Too bad love and compassion are lost on you.

3/31/2014 4:49:56 AM

Doubting Thomas

Because I know that God won't let people who I think are icky into my Heaven.

3/31/2014 5:01:41 AM

Goomy pls

@Jewnior Spokesman

And people like David J. "Gary Glitter" Stewart say "I was right all along! They're false prophets! Hahaha! But I love them even though I say that if they kick the bucket they will be buttfucked in hell. It's my own weird variant of love. Cheers!"

3/31/2014 5:54:27 AM

Philbert McAdamia

Which is the exact opposite of what the Bible says

Shit, half of what the bible says is the opposite of what the other half says.

3/31/2014 5:56:33 AM

Anon-e-moose

"World Vision has declared that a person can live openly, proudly, and unrepentantly in a lifestyle that the Bible calls "unnatural,"

...yet fundies such as you Timmy Pukeman, wear poly-cotton clothes, work on a Saturday, cut your hair, and eat pork & shellfish. All equally 'unnatural', according to your precious Bible; whose 'laws' only apply to Jews, as in Levitical and all that jazz.

Adam "Man Vs. Food" Richman eats pork & shellfish (boy, does he eat it!). Does that make him any less of a Jewish person? He's eaten the sandwich known as the 'Kryptonite' at Ike's Place in San Francisco. The Castro district. You do the maths, Timmy.

@Goomy pls



b^_^d

3/31/2014 6:03:17 AM

SpukiKitty

@Kuno

World Vision is a charity that helps the impoverished & starving in mostly Third-World countries. I think they also have a "Sponsor A Child" program.

It's sick that frummies are more concerned over people's sexual preferences than sick & starving children & families.

I'm also sick that World Vision caved to the shrieks & wails of a few antichrist frummer Pharisees.

3/31/2014 6:26:20 AM

Kuno

@SpukiKitty:

Thanks. I’ve never heard of them before.

Consequently, World Vision is no longer a Christian organization.

Because some out of context quotes from the OT are more important to being Christian than the things Jesus supposedly said and did himself.

The Bible is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman.[…] From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the Scriptures consistently teach that marriage is between a man and woman and any other marriage relationship is sin.

Except when it isn’t and when it doesn’t.




3/31/2014 6:35:08 AM

Pip

I'll make sure I don't build any ships with wicked kings, thanks I was about to do just that.

3/31/2014 6:44:18 AM

Pule Thamex

Understandable, when you let the Bible do the job of the brain. Which of course means that Tim places greater reliance on the canting waffle of dead beardies than he does in his own mind. They walk him, talk him and probably control all his automatic functions too.

3/31/2014 7:16:22 AM

Gimpo Pop-Eyes

"...the inspired Word of God."

Love that phrase. Being inspired by Bible God is like being inspired by a psychotically deranged fantasist. Bible God's inspiration often gives rise to eye-popping, spittle flecking, insanity.

3/31/2014 7:22:26 AM

Axel

World Vision is an organization that helps countless millions of people around the world; it's one of the biggest charities on the planet, delivering food, vaccines, classes on hygeine, basic education, and more to huge numbers of people. It especially focuses on children, trying to ensure they are educated and prepared so that they can transform and improve their communities.

And these motherfuckers held them hostage. World Vision tried to include more people in their mission to aid those in need, to follow the maxim that many hands make light work, and allow their fellows who wished to put their time and effort to bettering humanity in a place where it did not deny them the possibility of love or companionship. The response of people like this, of huge swaths of Evangelical and Baptist coalitions, was that this was a terrible thing and, worse than that, their disagreement and upset was worth threatening to withdraw support.

World Vision can't function without funds and they threatened to withdraw millions of dollars that could not possibly be replaced with any good speed. They held children hostage because these vile fucks needed to hate.

These are the people who believe the message of Christ should not be charity, love, or kindness, but callousness, cruelty, and the authoritarian iron fist.

3/31/2014 7:35:46 AM

Mattiedef

I might care if I knew what World Vision is. Otherwise just standard fundie trite.

3/31/2014 7:38:46 AM

Swede

A radical idea: maybe World Vision thinks that people's private life is, ya know, their private life.

I live openly, proudly and unrepentantly in the heterosexual lifestyle.

3/31/2014 7:39:25 AM

gimel

Apostle probably should have also written explicitly about lack of partnership between righteousness and self-righteousness, instead of hoping people would remember a dozen places in Bible self-righteousness was condemned in quit strong words. Oh, wait he did. In the previous letter.

3/31/2014 7:41:46 AM

Papabear

We must not allow anyone to proclaim a version of Christianity which isn't ours. We must not fellowship with equality and fairness. We must not allow Christian Love to be confused with actual love, and Christian Compassion to be turned into real compassion.


3/31/2014 8:15:04 AM

Hasan Prishtina

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

And yet Jesus said to a thief "This day you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43)

3/31/2014 9:04:34 AM

freako104

So World Vision helps the needy which Jesus was about. You and your ilk care more about your bigotry. What you do for the least of these you do for me. So what you do for Jesus is bigotry and hate which he opposed.

3/31/2014 10:22:47 AM

Violet_Beauregarde

Hell is a made-up scare tactic/revenge fantasy.

3/31/2014 10:26:08 AM

Ludd

"nor drunkards" - When exactly did Jesus say anything about being an alcoholic? I must have missed that part. It must have been in the missing chapter where he rants about gay people, declares himself a promoter of unregulated Capitalism and says that he's against slavery. Or maybe you're just full of shit.

3/31/2014 10:27:21 AM

John

The call to help the poor is an important one, and we must take seriously the biblical commands to do so.

And that biblical command is the far stronger one. Jesus never mentioned homosexuality but his call to help the poor was very clear. The Bible lists many offenses that appear to be much worse than homosexuality - why cherry pick that one?

3/31/2014 11:34:22 AM

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