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LETTER TO A SISTER IN DANGER

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Dear sister:
Are you lonely, hoping to be married, and looking for a good, faithful husband and companion? There are two people who want to provide you with a man.
The first one is called in Ephesians 2:2 the “prince of the power of the air.” He has a large family and they are called “the sons of disobedience.” They have not obeyed the gospel (see 1 Peter 4:17), and the Apostle John calls them “children of the devil” (1 John 3:10). A daughter of God who marries one of these will have the devil for a father-in-law, and it will be impossible to keep him out of the home. But the devil is astute, and he and his can disguise themselves as angels of light or ministers of righteousness, in order to deceive a believing woman and set a trap for her. More than a few have professed to be believers in order to marry a believer that they capriciously “fell in love” with. They will say they believe, pray a prayer, get baptized, go to church meetings, join a church, and do nearly whatever is asked of …

DON'T SAY "GAY"

Many who call themselves Christians are adopting the vocabulary of the world instead of sticking to the terminology of inspired Scripture. For example, things that the Bible calls “sin” are now called “sicknesses”. Stealing is “kleptomania.”  Drunkenness is said to be a sickness instead of a sin. And much of the world now calls homosexuals "gays," and the word "gay" means "happy."  Some versions of Scripture translate the word "blessed" as "happy."  Why would a Christian say “Happy are those who sin"? And since it happy means blessed, are we now supposed to say, "Blessed are the homosexuals"? 

God's Word exhorts Christians thus: "Hold fast the form of sound words..." (2 Timothy 1:13). The unsaved talk however they want, but true Christians should allow God to govern their speech, yes, even their vocabulary. In the Old Testament we read the word “sodomites” (1 Ki. 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Ki. 23:7), being deriv…