‘a spirit void of understanding’

July 4, 2008

Archbishop of Armagh invokes scripture in defence of homosexuality

Alan Harper

 

He challenged the intellectual rigour of conservatives who use St Paul’s epistles — in particular the first chapter of his Letter to the Romans where the Apostle condemns men who commit “unnatural” acts with other men — to bolster their argument that homosexuality is wrong.

A comment from one of the readers stated………

“Oh dear… the Archbishop needs to go back to Bible College. The Bible’s teaching on sexuality/homosexulaity starts in Genesis and goes all the way through the Bible; it isn’t just based on a few verses from Paul’s epistles.”

It’s not more Bible college the Archbishop needs, for he has a spirit that is void of understanding concerning the things of God. They are foolishness to him.

“Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”              Isaiah 29: 9-12

The Archbishop, a former professional archaeologist who was not ordained until he was 34, said scientists were still undecided on the issue of whether people were born homosexual or not, but indicated that it seemed increasingly likely that they had no choice in the matter.

If this was proven to be the case, the Church would have to accept that homosexuals committed “natural” rather than “unnatural” acts with each other.

He that hath ears to hear, let them hear……………

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

It seems pretty apparent, the book is sealed and the Archbishop can gain no entrance.

malachi

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7 Comments

  1. Children of Promise

    “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise”. {Galatians 4 v 28}.

    When God looks at this old world, He no longer looks upon it like He did in the days before His only Son was crucified at Calvary. For Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary gave birth to the new covenant or testament, which He wrote on the hearts of men who accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour.

    No longer does He see tribes and races of people as such, for now because of Christ’s sacrifice He sees only the children of promise and the children of the bound. Let me explain,

    God states clearly in scripture that the children of God are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, regardless of race or gender, they are the children of God, yes the children of promise. You see it is written, “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to promise”, {Galatians 3 v 29}.

    Abraham had two sons, one by a bondwoman called Agar, and another by a freewoman called Sarah, as it is written, now these two sons represents the two covenants.

    The first son Ishmael of the bondwoman represented Jerusalem, which is now in bondage, which also represents the old covenant, but the freewoman’s son Isaac represents the heavenly Jerusalem, which is the new covenant.

    All God’s people are one in Christ Jesus, who are under the new covenant. Under this covenant there is no longer Jew, Gentile, slave or free, men or women, for we are all one in Christ. “For ye are all the children of promise by faith in Christ Jesus”, {Galatians 3 v 26}.

    Now God’s plan for the people of Israel is the same plan which He is using for the whole world, and that is that we must all repent and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

    There is no other plan for salvation, only through Jesus. Who was crucified for our sins and rose again for our justification, and who is alive forever more. Praise be the wonderful name of Jesus. As it is written, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”, {Acts 4 v 12}.

    As Isaac was, so are we the children of promise, no matter what nation we are from, God considers us all equal and precious in His sight. So precious are we that He sacrificed His only Son for each and everyone of us. So, let us all stand together as, the children of promise.

    I would like to state that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and many more in Israel are likened unto an olive tree which also represents the children of promise.

    We who believe are grafted into that tree, and so we become one with them, and are known as the true Israel of today.

    Now today there are still people in Israel who are chosen by God according to election of grace who will be grafted back into the olive tree, which represents the children of promise.

    We must pray for them, that they will see Jesus, for it is written, “There shall come out of Zion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins”, {Romans 11 v 26 & 27}

    So dear saints, let us always pray and standby Israel, for I believe that there are many yet to come to know Jesus as their true Messiah. God bless Israel

  2. I just stumbled across this website. Makes a lot of sense!

    http://www.amazing.com.au/peace

  3. Thanks Justin for stopping by ‘A Word From Malachi’. To your comment “makes a lot of sense”, it does to me too, but I have not found these truths readily accepted by many in the church.

    I am glad you ‘stumbled across’ the blog and would invite you back from time to time to comment and give moral support.

    Peace my friend….
    malachi

  4. Yes cornishevangelist, God has set His heart upon Israel…….

    “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:”

    May God have mercy on the nation or people that turn their back on them or forsake their well being.

    Thanks for stopping by “A Word From Malachi” and stop by anytime for reading and commenting.

    Peace
    malachi

  5. Incredible blog brother malachi , glad i found this blog . What can you expect from the Archbishop or the catholic church in general. Everything about the church is wrong give or take some issues they site on the right side. I ask you to please read the works of the ex catholic priest Alberto Rivera you can find some of his books at Chick Publications. I recommend the Alberto Rivera comic book series ,there is six in all. I hope to return to this site later and please if you’d like visit me at waltersdimention.wordpress.com. Peace Waltersdimention. Long live Israel and the U.S.

  6. Dear Malachi,

    I just thought you might like to participate in a discussion titled : Mystical Union or Diabolical Confusion : link : http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showthread.php?p=2405423#post2405423

    Sincerely,
    Katoikei.

  7. OK Malachi, God bless in JESUS


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