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nDeBjaIResearchers’ Unscientific Beliefs

I put forward in a previous post, Prenatal Sexual Orientation Findings Confirm God’s Word, to the extent researchers’ beliefs concerning sexual orientation cited by Wiki were true, namely, that ‘sexual orientation is not a choice, and … established at conception’, that this would only serve to agree with God’s word concerning everyone having an innate sinful nature from conception.

However, a report by Dr. Lawrence Mayer, professor of psychiatry and statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University and Dr. Paul McHugh, one of the world’s leading psychiatrists (psychiatrist-in-chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore from 1975 to 2001), entitled, Sexuality and Gender, exposes these researchers’ beliefs, along with other false beliefs related to the LGBT community and touted by academics as truth, as being unscientific.

With regard to sexual orientation and gender identity, their conclusions were as follows:

  • The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the idea that people are “born that way” — is not supported by scientific evidence.
  • The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex — that a person might be “a man trapped in a woman’s body” or “a woman trapped in a man’s body” — is not supported by scientific evidence.

Brokenness and Innate Sinful Nature

If the above report is true, which I am inclined to believe it is, then gender confusion or homosexual orientation is a development from a person’s innate brokenness and sinful nature. However, if any innateness is found in homosexual orientation or gender confusion, it would still be explained by the fall of mankind and humanity’s inherited sinful nature. The only difference is that these traits would be understood as innate expressions of human brokenness and sinful nature rather than a later development from them.

So, whether gender confusion or homosexual orientation has any measure of innateness or not, God’s word explains their existence as coming from brokenness and/or sinfulness. As David says, ‘Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me’ (Psalm 51:5).

Rob

From Death to Life

Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).

Other posts in this series on the plight of man and the Good News:

Dead at Conception

Sinful Since Conception

Humanity Died

Unmerited Opportunity

Diagnosed a Sinner

 

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God’s Law reveals sins, the symptoms of mankind’s fallen human nature that has an inherent disregard for God.

Other posts in this series on the plight of man and the Good News:

Dead at Conception

Sinful Since Conception

Humanity Died

Unmerited Opportunity

Unmerited Opportunity

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Our temporary existence is an unmerited and merciful opportunity given to us so that we might reconnect with our God.

 

Other posts in this series on the plight of man and the Good News:

Dead at Conception

Sinful Since Conception

Humanity Died

Humanity Died

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 God warned Adam, “…you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die” (Genesis 2:17).

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Dead at Conception

Sinful Since Conception

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Humans do not become sinners, but are, instead, by virtue of being part of the fallen human family, innately sinful from the moment of conception (Psalm 51:5).

 

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Being part of the fallen human family, all of us are, from the moment of our conception, already spiritually ‘dead in our trespasses and sins’ (Ephesians 2:1).

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A Message from the Other Side

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A New Day Has Already Begun. Photo by Tina Morley

My Assurance

In my previous post, Do you know where you are going to?, I said that the tickets for our afterlife trip have been purchased and all we have to do is accept them as a gift.

The assurance that I have a journey to make at the end of this life is that having accepted the gift, my spirit is already experiencing the destination. Part of me is writing from the other side. I am there in spirit, with the promise that my mind and my body will be sent later and in perfect condition.

Do you have your paid for ticket to an assured destination?

The True Way To Eternal Life

Jesus said, ‘“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”’ (John 14:6).

Jesus also said, ‘“Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them”’ (John 14:23).

And, the Bible, my travel guide, says, ‘God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus’ (Eph 2:6).

So, Christ has been my transport and God my destination, but I have also been their destination.

Finally, unlike the casualties of war flown back in a casket, at the end of this age, I will receive a new and glorious body. This one that is shackled by weakness and sickness in a fallen world will be transformed into a new and glorious one. And, my mind will then be further blown away when it better sees the destination that my spirit already knows…God!

Extracts from the Travel Guide

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ … will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him (Heb 9:27-28).

Listen, I tell you a mystery…we will all be changed– in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed (1 Cor 15:51-52).

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever (1 Thess 4:16-17).

For now we see only a 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 (1 Cor 13:12).

What About You?

We are all on stand-by, never knowing when we will be going, but needing to be ready. Nevertheless, despite the uncertainty of when we will travel, we can have a say in where we will be going.

Have you met Jesus? Are you in Christ? Is God with you where you are and are you with Him where He is? 

Do you know where you are going to? Will you get what you are hoping for?

You can!

I know, because I already am.

Rob Morley

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Preparing for Life’s Final Journey

My uncle gets to travel overseas on vacation quite frequently. To avoid disappointment, he first does extensive research and then books everything beforehand, leaving nothing to chance. Smart thinking!

I wonder how many of us are as thorough in preparing for life’s final journey, especially seeing that it could begin tomorrow, or even tonight. And, despite the uncertainty of its timing, how many know that they can have a say in their destination?

I’m sure that most of us have wondered if such a journey exists and, if it does, where it may lead. Some may even have a final destination that they hope to see. But, how many do research, leaving nothing to chance? And, do people know that some guides are scams?

Knowing that time will most certainly tell, surely people wouldn’t want to leave the potential of such an event to chance by finding comfort in figments of their imagination, versions of religion, hearsay, others’ research or even their own. Or, do they?

Travel Guide or Wing It?

Perhaps some have researched various travel guides only to find conflicting information leaving them perplexed. Maybe this has left them doubting all the guides or, on the other hand, believing them all to have some help for their trip. Possibly some have excluded the likelihood that any one guide is altogether right. Perhaps some don’t want one in particular to be right because of what they know is in it.

Some have wondered whether our existence means nothing more than this life, with no future, no rewards, and no repercussions…no whatever, settling for us being nothing more than highly evolved and beautifully interactive organisms with a limited life-span. But, given the unavoidability of death and the uncertainty of its timing, it wouldn’t be smart to leave the possibility of a definite trip with a certain destination to chance.

With what is at stake, surely anyone would reconsider even a guide that they have learned to care little for. Whatever your thoughts, will you leave it to chance or will you research the possibilities?

Travel Plans

What if you find a travel guide that you know you can trust and that tells of a destination on offer that you like? Will you find out what you must do to ensure that you get there?

What if, in reading it, you discover that you are currently booked on a mandatory trip to a destination you would rather not go on? Can you quickly make changes to your travel plans before it is too late?

And, just as travelling abroad requires the appropriate travel documents, do you know the requirements for entering where you hope to go?

Also, what about getting there? Just as we can be knowledgeable about various airlines and their destinations, do you know who will take you to the destination that you hope to see?

What if you discover a travel guide where the author has kindly included a purchased ticket for each of its readers? But, what if you have unresolved issues with that author?

What if the author is more than willing to discuss, give understanding and forgive all the issues that stand between the two of you so that you can go? Will you take the ticket that he paid for to the assured destination?

The Afterlife

Do you know where you are going to?

I do! And, in my next post, A Message from the Other Side, I will explain how I know with such assurance.

Rob Morley

 

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WE’RE BORN LOST!!!

Sinful Orientation: We are all born sinfully orientated because we are conceived with a sinful nature.

 

ARE YOU STILL LOST?

Moral Orientation: No amount of moral orientation can ever change our sinful nature. It may curb it, but it cannot remove it.

 

HAVE YOU FOUND THE WAY?

God Orientation: Jesus paid with His life for the sins of the whole world, so that you could receive a new God-orientated nature.

Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me” (John 14:6).

He is the payment for our sins, and not only for our sins, but also for the sins of the whole world (1John2:2).

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