Well sometimes it’s kinda about choosing to stagnate because you’ve gone through enough to know that everything will eventually end up like that - stagnant. Nothing ever remains as fun or loving or exciting or overwhelming or passionate or anything for long enough. That is why I can’t blame…
Now I haven’t exactly read or watched the whole news report on this issue but I’ve always been one to shoot my opinions and beliefs out in the open when I feel like I’ve enough bullets in me to do so, so here it goes.
I think it’s just so evil to prohibit two people from getting married just because one or both of them are infertile. God is love – and marrying someone means you are declaring to multiply the love that God had given you through holy matrimony with another person. I think marriage is that stamp that shows your utmost respect and love for a person; sharing the most important thing that defines who you are as a person – your belief in God and your ability to love and commit to something that is more important than just a means of reproduction.
I don’t think it’s right to use a single verse in the bible to slap people with technicalities that you assume can justify your arrogant conclusion (that marrying and not having the ability to reproduce is a sin).
There are so many verses in the Bible that we can’t and shouldn’t ever be technical about. READ.
“Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her as a covering.” (1 Corinthians 11:13-15)
“But if … evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones…” (Deuteronomy 22:20,21)
“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched.” (Mark 9:43)
“One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the congregation of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 23:2)
I have short hair. Does that mean I can’t pray to God? I have so many friends who are not virgins anymore. Should I ask men to stone them to death? I have sinned so many times in my life. Must I run to the hardware store and saw my hands of? My parents got married AFTER my mom gave birth to me. Does that make me any less of a Christian?
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
These verses aren’t to be taken literally and so shouldn’t Genesis 1:28 “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” be.
It is said in Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
And loving the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind includes understanding that He is the God of love - above anything else. He’s not just some character from some book entitled the Bible written by some random dead people. You can’t base what He wants or does not want on just one verse.
More importantly, you can’t love Him or your neighbours as deeply as it is commanded in the Bible if you have a heart that runs on selfish understanding, a heart that is out to impose something and use His words as false justification.
And most importantly, you can’t be a Christian if your heart is willing to deprive people of the main reason why Jesus even died on that cross – and that is because of love. Love that is found in the faith we have in Him, love that is found in the relationships we cherish with our family and friends, and love that can be shared only between two people joined in holy matrimony with God.
"Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. … Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me."
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”—
1. Bili ka ng century tuna. Ilagay mo sa isang napakalaking box—yung sinlaki ng TV o kaya box ng desktop PC mo. Tapos balutan mo ng magarang pambalot. Kuntsabahin mo na yung teacher niya sa Calculus. Sa gitna ng klase, bigla kang kumatok sa classroom. Pero dapat, incognito ka. Magsuot ka ng LBC jacket, magshades, at magsuot ng surgical mask. Pagpasok mo sa classroom, iabot mo yung box sa teacher, at papirmahin mo ng acknowledgement receipt. Tapos pabuksan mo in front of everyone. Tignan mong mabuti ang reaction sa mukha niya.
Later during the day, pag tinanong niya kung bakit Century Tuna ang binigay mo, iikot mo yung lata at ituro mo yung sign na “Omega 8.” Pag tinanong niya kung ano yung Omega 8, sabihin mo: “because you’re good for my heart.”
“ If there’s one thing I would ask God before I leave the world right now, there’s nothing more I would wish for than to have a glimpse of you and hear your voice before the last beat of my heart.”—http://kenneth7100.tripod.com/sweet.html