DID THE AMER ICAN CHUR CH P USH THE GAY COMMUNITY OUT ?
1. _____________________________________ How the Church ______________________________________
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from
heaven to destroy them?" 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, 56 and they went to another village.
12 When Esther's words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: "Do not think that because
you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape.
14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief
and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish.
knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God
will add to him the plagues described in this book.
19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of
prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and
the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
11 And God said to him, "I am God Almighty ; be fruitful and increase in number.
A nation and a community of
nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.
11 I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous.
will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before.
Then you will know that I
am the LORD.
1 Chronicles 12:32
32 men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do
11 And do this, understanding the present time.
The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber,
because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
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Song of Solomon 2:16-3:1, 4:9, 6:3, 7:1-4
16 "My beloved is mine, and I am his; He pastures his flock among the lilies.
17 "Until the cool of the day when
the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether.")
3:1 "On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. . .
"You have made my heart beat faster, . .
., my bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of
your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace. . .
6:3 “I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, He who
pastures his flock among the lilies." . . .
7:1 "How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince's daughter!
curves of your hips are like jewels, The work of the hands of an artist. 2 “Your navel is like a round goblet Which
never lacks mixed wine; Your belly is like a heap of wheat Fenced about with lilies. . . 4 “Your neck is like a tower
of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon,
Which faces toward Damascus.
13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to
the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the
waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their
15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the
Head, that is, Christ.
16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows
and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.