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Plain Talk from the Porch with Keith Taylor

As with any sin,homosexuality is a choice.

Posted on: June 27th, 2015 by ktaylor

By now most have heard about the decision handed down on Friday by the supreme court in support of homosexual marriage,thus immediately prompting most to pick a side so to speak,either for or against.I can only imagine the emails being forwarded right now,most including that old reliable chant,you know the one “it’s not about taking sides,it’s about love” and for those saying that you are right.Love so deep & true it brought our Savior Jesus Christ from a Heavenly home to a corrupt sinful world in order to save us all.Love so deep & true He endured the brutality of Calvary.Love so deep & true 3 days later He arose for me & you.Love so deep & true it gives us the opportunity to choose & worship the only Risen Savior Jesus Christ.However when we choose God we must make good choices,we must choose obedience,obedience to God.Obedience that He has made clear & achievable with carefully laid out instructions word by word,it’s called the Holy Bible.God’s infinite wisdom provides answers for everything & anything we may encounter in life,including,here it comes,the taking of sides, remember making a choice,obedience,it’s really all the same,see Luke 12:30″ Whoever is not with me is against me,and whoever does not gather with me scatters” another words, choose a side,make a decision,seek to be obedient,three decision’s that will lead to a Heavenly Kingdom or eternal damnation.So now we see how God has explained the two, it’s up to us how we put them together, love & choice’s one deciding how we handle the other,either for God or against God,uh oh there’s that picking sides thing again.When we make the decision to live a sinful life style it is impossible to serve God while doing so,whether the sin be bumping a line on a mirror or participating in homosexual lifestyle,the sin is separating us from God.If our desire is not constantly focused on being in the center of God’s will,the desires of this world will take over whether it be idolatry,adultery and yes homosexuality.If we are constantly choosing the ways of this world rather than seeking a relationship with God He will turn us over to a reprobate mind Romans 1:28.This leads me to the decision by man to accept homosexuality as being ok when God’s word is plain & simple,homosexuality is a sin. The Bible teaches against any sexual relations except between husband & wife (man & woman) these listed scripture are just a few of many that teach us,homoseuality is a sin.Genesis 19:1-13,Leviticus 18:22; 20:13,Romans 1:26-27,again just a few of many listed through-out the Bible. Let’s remember Jesus Himself in Matthew 19:4-6 spoke of marriage,notice how Christ clearly defines marriage as being between male and female..Jesus also in Mark 7:20-23 condemn’s all forms of sexual immorality.Identified through God’d Holy word homosexuality is a sin.With that said let’s take on the “I was born this way, phrase” with that I say God doesn’t make mistakes.Know this,God does not and would not create us in a way He knows would take us further from Him rather than drawing us closer, and that my friends is what sin does,take us further from God, separating us from our Saviour.We must fight off any sinful desires realizing our strength & victory is through Jesus Christ. So we’er back to the choices and what side we stand on,it’s not Christ-like to say “if that’s who they are it’s ok with me”, or to say “just keep them away from me”the love we are commanded to have (Mark 12:32)says otherwise, we as Christians should care enough to speak up when we see someone living a life that leads to eternal hell.The time is now for us as disciples to correct & rebuke (2 Timothy 4:2)refuse to be silent make a choice to pick a side, either you will scatter or gather,IT IS A CHOICE!The love of Christ allows us to speak up in order to prayerfully show others not only the side we as Christians choose,but why we’ve chosen the side of God.As disciples of Christ, we are to be teaching,supporting & encouraging everyone that we come in contact with to choose the right side,to make the correct eternal choice,Heaven.We as Christians are at a major turning point as to how we are going to serve God,we can’t hide from it,we cannot sit quietly as others around us make the wrong choices,while resting on the old saying “that’s their problem”.I along with this ministry will continue choosing to deliver the message of Jesus Christ even when it’s not with the approval of today’s society.I must say when the verdict came down in support of homosexual marriage It was sad to see so many celebrating man’s victory while not realizing the Spiritual loss.In closing think about this; Fighting off the sins of this world is a everyday battle,a battle that can only be won when we have the armor of God on.For many people they have not realized His armor is a”one size fits all” or maybe they don’t know how to put it on.It’s up to those of us blessed enough to already be fitted, safe & sound in His armor, to show others where the rack is and if need be how to put it on,all while praying they allow Christ to keep it a snug fit.I’ve had those people in my life,those who were in constant prayer for me,praying that I too would make the “right choice”putting on the armor of God,I’m sure you have too.As we continue in prayer,remember God’s Grace is more than sufficient to save anyone.I know it for a fact,He saved me and that my friends is God’s mercy.All that I am is by His Grace and to His Glory.

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in Christ

Keith

He is on tha Throne!

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by ktaylor

With all this ministry has been through in the past several months it would have been real easy for us to kinda ease up but instead we got knee deep in prayer and continued on staying the course following the plan that Christ has in place. I would like to say thanks to all who have continued to encourage, support and most of all pray. We are truly blessed to have many of these prayer warriors God has on the front lines involved with this ministry. With that we encourage all to forward what ever prayer request you may have whether it be finical, physical, emotional or whatever God has the answer. All prayer request are forwarded immediately through our prayer chain. Once again thank you and we look forward to the upcoming year as we spread the wonderful news of Jesus Christ and the assurance of “He is on tha throne”!

In Christ

Keith

Don’t get hung up on 1,Pray for all!

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by ktaylor

With all the hype going on right now around gay marriage I have had many request to respond with some type of article, some even like a call to defense kinda thing. Well after much prayer and listening to Jesus rather than man here it is. While reading the below article please remember, it’s not about this sin or that sin,but about the only true way out of sin, by the Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ!

Wow, where to start. Although we as a ministry have addressed this issue before it seems to always be a topic,whether it be through emails or general conversation. let’s face it the gay marriage movement is gaining ground, while becoming legal in just about every state (I’m thankful not in SC “yet” the key word here is yet). I realize that as a country the decision,although politically motivated has been made that gay rights are front and center. It’s every where we look now, from social media, TV to marches in the street. However with that being said isn’t all the sin Christ warned about just as evident? Let’s study about this thing for a minute.;TV, just about every show airing today,except for some wholesome shows like The Andy Griffith show, will at some point have at least one or two scenes with’em laid up in the sack together, that is after they attend the party with all the drugs and alcohol. What about social media,take a minute and just look through your Facebook likes and friends, I’m pretty sure you’ll find some type of post that doesn’t even come close to saying I’m a Christian and even-though you or I didn’t personally write the post, by allowing our self’s to display the content, shouldn’t we be held responsible? Then there’s the constant public out-cry to take God out of anything and every where possible. “Deep breath Now” while it is true that homosexuality is eating away Christian values at an alarming rate, I think it safe to say, as serious the problem of homosexuality is, it’s far from the only sin we need to be praying about. We need to be praying more, while being prayed for.Praying for the youth of our world,praying for churches that choose people pleasing programs (there are many) in place of preaching God’s word & perseverance, we need to be praying for all to know Jesus. In constant prayer, that before the sinful examples of this world can influence and guide people, they will be exposed to His grace,mercy and power so that they to may be set free from the wages of sin,to know eternal Salvation. To sum it up, I agree the sin of homosexuality needs to be addressed while the ones committing this sin need praying for, but let’s also remember, when we as Christians get to focused on our own agendas, it’s easy to become sidetracked only praying about that one issue that always seems to stray us. At that moment,we’ve allowed the enemy to gain ground,while the other sins of this world are accomplishing the same thing as is the sin of homosexuality,separating those committing other sins (whatever they may be) from God while drawing them closer to satan. Knowing that one lost soul is one to many, should be a constant reminder when praying “don’t get hung up on 1,pray for all” let’s remain diligent & faithful  in prayer.

Plain Talk Time; Let’s not get caught up in identifying which sin needs the most attention or which ones we should disprove of the most, that’s already taken care of. With all authority God said sin is sin, it’s not up to us to decide each day which sin to hate or which sinner needs the most prayer. What’s up to us is to be obedient show the love of  Christ, while praying for and encouraging all along the way.