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The Curse of the Homosexual Bishop

  • August 18th, 2003 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

1 Timothy 3:2
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife

Genesis 3:6
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 3:17
17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.

Isaiah 44:24
24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;

Jeremiah 1:4-5
4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:

The Myth of the Separation of Church and State

  • August 16th, 2003 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

The First Clause (the Establishment clause) of the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

An Establishmentarian, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is one who favors the establishment of a state church: an advocate of the system by which a government officially recognizes and supports an established church.

The initial immigrants to this country were generally people seeking religious freedom. They were not seeking freedom from religion, but the freedom to practice their religion as they saw fit. The purpose of the “Establishment” clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution was to insure that no religious denomination would have access to the power of the government to suppress other religious denominations, as was the case in the European countries from which most initial immigrants to this country migrated. The religious denomination that enjoyed the use of governmental power to suppress all others was known as the “established” religion, and those who promoted this type of religious favoritism were known as Establishmentarians. For example, in…

Study Shows Sexual Intimacy Often Occurs Early in Teen Romance

  • August 15th, 2003 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

By Jim Brown August 15, 2003

(AgapePress) – A new report finds that teens’ first sexual relationships are often shortterm and sometimes involve physical violence.

Researchers are calling it the most current sampling of teen relationship behavior available. The study, conducted by Washington-based Child Trends, reveals that teens often view their first sexual encounter as romantic, rather than as a “casual fling.” Lead author Dr. Suzanne Ryan says the report also tracks how long teens have been involved in relationships before losing their virginity.

“We found … that those teens who are in a romantic relationship and choose to have sex often [do it] within the first three months,” Ryan says, emphasizing that many teens choose not to engage in sexual intercourse and that this study looked only at those who do.

According to the study, 61% of sexually experienced teens began having intercourse within that 90-day period. It also indicates that sexually active teens under the age of 15 are more likely to have older sexual partners.

Ryan says the study highlights the importance…

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