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One Bad Apple

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Previously I wrote in this blog about how I prefer not doing business with companies that support abortion and the homosexual agenda. It’s unfortunate that one them is Apple Computers. I just found out that two years ago, the California-based company donated $100,000 to oppose Proposition 8 that defended traditional marriage.
Apple claims to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion. Yet they seem to have a double standard by discriminating against the Manhattan Declaration, a Christian organization that promotes family values. Today I learned that the Manhattan Declaration iPhone/iPad application was removed from the iTunes Store some time over the Thanksgiving holiday. This was the result of a small but very vocal protest by those favoring gay marriage and abortion. The Manhattan Declaration app was originally accepted by Apple and rated as a 4+, meaning it contained no objectionable material. Yet the iTunes Store continues to al…

Marriage Is Not Obsolete

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It’s no secret that the sanctity of marriage has decreased in our society. U.S. Census data released two months ago showed that marriages hit an all-time low of 52 percent for adults 18 and over. Among the reasons for this are a higher number of divorces and the increasing number of unmarried couples cohabitating. Last week, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that 39 percent of its respondents now believe marriage is “obsolete." Yet Hebrews 13:4 says, "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge."
Once while riding a train in Florida, I sat next to a divorced man who vowed never to marry again because of the pain he experienced from his ex-wife. I can relate as I’ve gone through two short marriages with women who weren’t faithful to me. Still I haven’t given up hope of finding a godly woman to spend the rest of my life with.
One thing that I find annoying is when people suggest I can…

What Color Is Jesus?

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Sometimes while you are out evangelizing, individuals will try to stump you with challenging questions. One that I’ve heard primarily from African-Americans is “What color is Jesus?” I remember witnessing to one bitter black man who labeled Christianity “a white-man’s religion” that would never work for him. In response, I testified about two African-Americans I had ministered to a few days before who got saved and then immediately healed of bodily injuries! This man was still resistant to the gospel.

One preacher who is part Native American jokingly claims Jesus is an Indian because the Bible says He is “chief cornerstone.” But seriously, Scripture doesn’t give a clear answer as to the color of the Savior’s skin. People tend to picture the Lord based on their own culture. For centuries, Westerners have depicted the Son of God as a Caucasian. However in recent years there’s been increasing amounts of artwork of a black Jesus (the one pictured here is from the old TV sitcom…