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Entries in Declaration of Dependence Upon God and His Holy Bible (4)

Monday
Jan182016

A Narrow Road

“It was about 20 years ago now, my principal had a meeting with me, and he said that I was going to lose all of my dreams and that I needed to give the baby up for abortion.”

Choices Pregnancy Center has been a safe haven for young women in Teller County, Colorado by pointing them down the road less traveled. Through offering free services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and parenting training, Choices has encouraged countless mothers to make the right decision. Such was the case in 1996, when sixteen-year-old Rebecca stepped through their doors.

Kathryn Perry, Executive Director“I had suspected that I was pregnant,” recalls Rebecca. “I went to my friend’s house and took a home pregnancy test. Sure enough, the test came out positive. I then decided to go to the Choices Pregnancy Center. I started talking to one of the counselors, Julie, and told her that there’s no way I could be a mom and that I didn’t know what I was doing. Julie really provided a safe place for me to just fall apart but also to be comforted as well.”

Certain that Alan was going to break up with her, Rebecca picked up the phone to tell him the news. Shocked by how calm he was, Rebecca was assured that their relationship was not over, and they agreed to tell their parents together. By following God’s prompting and with their parents’ support, Rebecca and Alan decided to get married. However, not everyone agreed with their decision.

Exam table where a baby's life is discovered“My principal had a meeting with me and told me that I should have an abortion,” remarks Rebecca. “I told him I was going to keep the baby and that I was also going to be getting married. He said that if I missed any days of school, he would expel me. But it was in those moments that I heard God’s voice even stronger saying, ‘This is not what you want.’”

Alan and Rebecca got married on December 23 and moved into a tiny, studio apartment together. “Neither of us knew what to expect with a baby,” recalls Allan, “And our expectations could not have prepared us for how difficult it was. At the same time, the majority of the feelings that I had at those times were just wonderment. We were able to dream of maybe what the future might hold.”

Rebecca, Alan, and baby JaylenThe future held more for them than they realized. Alan’s finish carpentry business took off when he was only nineteen years old. Today he is known as one of the best in Colorado Springs. As for Rebecca, she’s a full-time mom to Jaylen and her three siblings.

When you support Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM), you are also supporting over forty other ministries and organizations, including Choices Pregnancy Center. You are a part of bringing hope and life to people just like Alan and Rebecca, who took the narrow road and courageously stood for what was right in the midst of opposition. But you don’t have to be in a crisis to take a stand.

AWM has provided just one of the ways where you can stand for what is right—the Declaration of Dependence upon God and His Holy Bible. By signing it, you are stating your beliefs in the Christian faith and standing for what the Bible says over what man says.

Now is the time to stand together, not in hate, but in love and conviction for God and His holy Word. Will you join us?

Monday
Dec142015

Gay Marriage and the Bible

Whenever a social issue of the day—such as same-sex marriage—gets confusing, we can go back to the Bible on the matter, where God reveals His heart. When people don’t know or understand what Scripture says—or if they just reject it outright—moral issues like homosexual marriage can end up destroying their lives. In the face of this reality, it’s sad to say that an increasing number of Christians are approving of gay marriage.

The first appearance and application of something in the Bible is indicative of God’s original intent. This is what’s called the Law of First Mention. One of the first things God established was marriage between one man and one woman. Look at how Adam responded after Eve was introduced to him:

This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:23

The Bible then goes on to say, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24). So, the first mention of marriage in the Bible is clearly defined, and God blessed it (Gen. 1:26-28). Therefore, according to the Law of First Mention, God’s intent for marriage has been established here.

The Bible also says, in Romans 1:26-27, that people are naturally born heterosexual:

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: [27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

When the natural order God established is perverted, violators really do receive the recompense, or fruit, of that perversion, which statistics have proven. A study in the United Kingdom has revealed that homosexuals are about 50% more likely to suffer from depression and engage in substance abuse than the rest of the populations. Some would argue that this is caused by society’s lack of acceptance of homosexuality, but the statistics on health for gays and lesbians do not improve even in more accepting environments. Partner violence also scores higher in homosexual and lesbian couples than with traditional married couples (Bureau of Justice Statistics).

If you are struggling to get free from homosexuality or if you’re looking for answers, contact Janet Boynes’ ministry, Called Out, for encouragement and help.

Andrew has also created a united front for believers to defend the Word of God concerning not only God’s definition of marriage in the Bible but also the sanctity of life. If you want to take a stand with him on these crucial issues, please sign the Declaration of Dependence upon God and His Holy Bible. This is just one way the body of Christ can respond to the ungodliness plaguing our nation.

Monday
Nov232015

Stronger Together

Although we live in this country as individuals, we are a nation, and as a nation, we can choose life or death. Our system allows us to vote on laws. This same system, however, also allows individuals to challenge laws and force the judicial branch to rule for all of us.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage affects people as individuals, but it is far from being a matter of personal opinion. As believers who value God’s Word, we now have to decide if we will stand with what we believe or if we will accept or even just tolerate what has been decided for our nation. God created the institution of marriage in Genesis, and He gave us—the body of Christ—the responsibility to stand against any attack on it and all other Christian influence in this nation.

God’s voice on the earth is the church—His people. We all have a voice, and we need to use it collectively in order to be heard. We need to remember that it’s not hate to tell a person that what they’re doing is destructive to them and other people. The Word says that “love…rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:6, New International Version). We need a united voice to combat encroaching ungodliness in our nation. God is not the author of confusion, so we need to protect future generations from the confusion and pain this is bringing to people’s lives.

Many Christians are grieved by the new ruling on gay marriage, as well as the long-standing law allowing abortion. They want to do something but don’t know what. In light of what has happened, I believe that the Lord has inspired me to write a godly response. I call it “The Declaration of Dependence upon God and His Holy Bible.” I want to give Christians an opportunity to express their adherence to the Holy Scriptures on these matters. This Declaration will demonstrate our collective strength.

I know these are difficult times, but the church needs you! You have a sphere of influence. There are people around you who are confused, and the media can’t provide them with godly answers. Let your light shine and point people to the Savior. Be bold to speak the truth in love. Go to www.DependenceonGod.com to sign the Declaration.

Together we will be heard!