Pornosexuals and Occcuposexuals

The birth of the Internet has given more people access to free online porn, enabling them to fulfill their sexual urges with no need for another person in the room.

Now researchers claim it has given rise to a new phenomenon called ‘pornosexuality’ – when a person prefers porn to sex.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4577964/What-Pornosexual-one.html

If sexual orientation and desire are crucial to understanding who an individual is and if it is true that such desires are inherent and immutable as the HRC’s definition states, then all sexual orientations should be accepted and championed equally. But there’s one sexual orientation I’ve not heard any of the pro-LGBT groups bolster and that is the occuposexual.

What is an occuposexual? … An occuposexual is someone who is sexually attracted to those already committed to another in a relationship. They are drawn to people who are already relationally occupied.

Read more: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2017/02/the-one-sexual-orientation-no-one.html

Relativism and “Might Makes Right”

Ideas have consequences. And bad ideas have bad consequences. One bad idea is that of moral relativism: the idea that there are no objective moral absolutes, and morality is ultimately a matter of personal preference. If there are no objective moral standards which we all can appeal to, then those with the most power end up being the ones who are the most “right”.

The weakest and most powerless end up being the ones who are “wrong”. Thus might makes right, and we have seen this far too often in history.

Read more: http://barbwire.com/2017/06/04/relativism-totalitarianism-bad-ideas-consequences/

Only When Darkness Prevails Will Men Welcome The Light

Ray C. Stedman on Romans 1:

Knowing that harm is coming from their wickedness, nevertheless they attempt to spread it more fully. They invade the field of education; they dominate the media; they seek legal status for their wickedness and defy all attempts at control. As you can well recognize, this is what is going on today.

Thus the Apostle Paul traces the deepening darkness of his own day. And yet it is ours as well. Though this is an honest record, it is also clear that God does not turn his back on man. This account is not a record of what God despises, and thus turns aside with contempt. Man is never treated here as an object of contempt, or as a worm. Rather, God’s concern underscores this whole passage. He is at work to try to bring men to their senses, to wake up a civilization as to what is going on in its midst, and to show it how desperately it is in need of deliverance — which can only come as a gift of righteousness from God’s hands.

You may ask, “Why does God give a civilization over to this kind of thing?” He does it because it is only when darkness prevails, and despair and violence are widespread, that men are ready to welcome the light. Remember Isaiah’s prediction? “They that dwell in darkness, upon them has the light shined. They that live in the land of deep darkness, unto them a great light has shined,” (cf, Isa 9:2). In the 1st century, the world was sunk in the darkness of despair. Idolatry had penetrated the whole world; men had turned from the true God, whom they could have known. Hopelessness and rank despair lay like a heavy blanket upon the earth.

~Expository Studies in Romans, from Guilt to Glory, Ray C. Stedman, http://raystedman.org/romans2/

Source and read more: http://www.ldolphin.org/collapsing.html