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Friday, 29 May 2009 10:18

01.CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
is a way of sustaining moral order in society. It remains the responsibility of government.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. Romans 13, 1-5

Death penalty should be mandatory and meted out to every person convicted by final and binding court decisions for premeditated murder.
Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man. Genesis 9, 5-6

The duty to forgive, to refrain from hatred and taking revenge can be expected, or demanded, from particular Christians, not from state's authority.
We consider the people, who refer to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and at the same time call for the abolition of death penalty for murder, to be ignorants or even false teachers. They bear joint responsibility for death, harm, disability and other damages which people have to face as a result of an increse in crime caused by the abolishment of capital punishment!

02.SOCIAL JUSTICE
The concept was introduced by Marxists and later adapted into Catholicism (Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 546 (Polish edition)). It is also used by today's populists.  

The phrase "social justice" means taking away, by force, with one hand and giving, by choice, with the other. Nothing more, nothing less. Under such a system, "the only righteous" Robin Hood is nothing else but impersonal welfare state represented by a bureaucrat.

Anyone who truly values the commandment: "You shall not steal" will express their disgust with this kind of system! It is pretty clear that the Bible is on the side of justice, without any additional epithets. "As you sow, so shall you reap".
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6, 7

At the same time God exhorts people to show mercy, bring help and share with others, but solely on the basis of VOLUNTARY commitment!!!

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is written, "He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness endures forever. 2 Corinthians 9, 7-9 

03.FREE MARKET, PROPERTY RIGHTS, SIMPLE AND FAIR LAW
These are the three pillars of capitalism.

This system, severely criticized by all sorts of political, philosophical and religious authorities "susceptible to human harm", has contributed to the most sustainable economic growth and development of the entire societies' well-being in the world's history.

Apart from the benefits from the sphere of material civilization, capitalism raised the status of the human person, their personal liberty and responsibility for their existence on an unprecedented scale. Only under this system, each person had a chance to change their destiny by hard work, ingenuity and perseveranse.
"From rags to reaches" - is the slogan which for decades had acted as a magnet to millions of poor people from all over the world who were attracted to the countries of economic freedom.  Jesus said:

You will know them by their fruits.
Matthew 7, 16a

It must be underlined that capitalism was initiated, and developed most fully, in the countries (the British Empire, the Scandinavian countries and especially the USA) that respected religious freedom and morality based on the Bible!

After the period of Red, International and Brown National Socialism's "achievements", the "progressive", left-wing authorities came up with a diabolic idea of  the, so-called, "third way ". It was expressed by the often repeated phrase: "Free market? " YES, but under state control". 

People thinking in those terms do not understand the essence of freedom. An attempt to associate freedom and control is as ridiculous and false as phrases like "honest dishonesty", "immoral virtue" and so on.

The religious system, which has been a dominant influence in shaping many millions of people's way of thinking, should be considered as one of the major proponents of this absurd idea. These are some examples: Catechism of the Catholic Church: p. 547 (Polish edition) §2434
"... In determining fair pay both the needs and the contributions of each person must be taken into account... Agreement between the parties is not sufficient to justify morally the amount to be received in wages".
and §2436
"It is unjust not to pay the social security contributions required by legitimate authority".

Our position is clear: socialism as a system, which robs its citizens of money under the pretence of their well-being, opposes God's standards, leads to the citizens' moral degradation and should be fought by Christians by all lawful means.

04.STRIKE
makes moral sense only in a socialist economy, where institutions (plant and factories) are owned by the government, i.e. by people at large. This being the case, the strikers suspend plant production in "their", in a sense, company.
A strike in a private company adds up to stripping the owner of their profits and the right to administer their property. Thus it is sheer stealing. We believe that no honest person should have a hand in it.
Similarly, trade union activities has sense only in the state economy.

05.EUROPEAN UNION

idź Pod Prąd - pismo Biblijnych Chrześcijan

06. ABORTION
is an artificial removal of a human being at the embryonic or the fetal stage of life from the mother’s womb and thus sentencing the baby to an inevitable death. We consider it to be the murder of defenseless human babies and that the doers should suffer legal consequences for their deeds. The only exception to the rule is when giving birth to child presents real danger to the mother's life (but not health). In this case a woman has the right to decide whether she is ready to sacrifice her life for the life of her child or not.

07.CONTRACEPTION
is the right of married couples to plan their family, i.e. to decide whether to achieve or avoid pregnancy.
We acknowledge the broadest possible range of contraceptive choices - both artificial and natural (for obvious reasons it does not include contraceptive methods that work after pregnancy, such as morning-after pills (emergency contraception) and so on).

The lie about supposed sinfulness of artificial contraception, which has been deeply ingrained in our society by the Catholisism, is considered by us to be one of the reasons for the murder of both unborn and newborn babies. Contraception is nowhere forbidden in the Bible. Indeed, some natural methods have been known since antiquity.

So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er. Then she conceived again and bore a son and named him Onan. She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him. Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life. Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother." Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also. Genesis 38, 3-10

God punished Onan not for using contraception but for the fact that he refused to give his deceased brother a son.

08.DIVORCE
was not God's original intent for marriage. However, in some cases it is acceptable:
1. in case of adultery - one of the spouses is involved in sexual relations with a third party

And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman, commits adultery.
Matthew 19, 9

2. in case of unwillingness of an unbelieving spouse to stay with their converted partner. Of course, it refers only to married couples where both spouses were unbelievers when they were getting married

But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace. 1 Corinthians 7, 12-15

09.SEXUAL DEVIATIONS
The Old Testament:

You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion. Leviticus 18, 22-23

Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them." But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. "Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof." But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway. Then the two men said to Lot, "Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place; for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the Lord that the Lord has sent us to destroy it." Genesis 19, 4-13

The New Testament:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Romans 1, 18-32

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6, 9-11

realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching 1 Timothy 1, 9-10

Any form of sexual relations between a man and a woman except for marital act is a sin (adultery). Additionally, sexual interaction which goes beyond the relationship between two adult opposite-sex people is contrary to nature (e.g, can not lead to conceiving a child and thus does not fulfill the condition of procreation). Hence, the colloquial word used to describe the phenomenon is sexual deviations.

It is worth mentioning that it was not until 1973, when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM, which is the official reference book for diagnosing mental disorders in America. (Interestingly, in previous editions of Encyclopedia PWN the term is defined as "sexual perversion" (1959 Encyclopedia PWN) or "sexual inversion" (1982 Encyclopedia PWN).) The way in which the above mentioned decision was taken is quite interesting - by democratic vote (passed by a small majority)... Although these people privately regarded homosexuality as pathology (a survey published in medical journal "Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality" in 1977. revealed that 69% of the psychiatrists had a traditional view of homosexuality, whereas 13% had no opinion), they succumbed to pressure from left-wing media and "authorities" and voted in accordance with the principle of political correctness. This amok of masking one's real beliefs which continues to this day can be best exemplified by an SLD member's, Ms Anita Błochowiak' s, famous statement (Rywin Commission - 2003) "Faggots also..." just on the day of announcing a plan to improve the lot of sexual minorities in intolerant Poland ...

Conclusions:
Homosexuality as well as any sexual relations other than between man and a woman are a sin according to the Bible.
Espessially same-sex sexual drive is a form of punishment used by God to show His disgust for idolatry and suppression of obvious truth about Him.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1, 18-32

What strikes some in this context is a relatively high growth rate of sexual deviants which has shoot up over the last decades as well as a higher percentage of priests with homosexual tendencies in the ranks of the Catholic clergy compared with the average in society.

Sexual deviations are not innate but are the result of human choices. One can permanently break oneself of the habit only by asking Jesus for help.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6, 9-11 (for more on that subject …)

No one has the right to persecute homosexuals as no one has the right to harass other sinners (liars, drunkards, etc.). The government must absolutely respect the privacy of citizens. At the same time, however, it should be clear, what is the norm, and what is a deviation from normality.

 

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