CI backs church minister punished by hotel over marriage beliefs

Apr 3, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Christian Institute is supporting a church minister punished by a Belfast hotel for his biblical beliefs about marriage. Revd Harry Coulter was forced to stop an event in support of traditional marriage at the Balmoral Hotel in October last year. The Institute’s legal team is helping him with his action against the hotel. Response In October last year, Revd Coulter booked a conference room at the Balmoral Hotel, Belfast, for a ‘Marriage Matters’ event,...

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NI hotel kicks out traditional marriage group

Mar 31, 2020 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: Dear marriage supporter, I want to tell you about a worrying incident in Northern Ireland where marriage supporters have been punished because of their views. In October last year, Harry Coulter’s organisation Marriage Matters booked a conference room at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast for a public event where our own Tony Rucinski was the keynote speaker. About half way through the meeting, two members of staff told Harry they had received a...

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 8 – The importance of friendship.

Mar 30, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: As we saw in the previous article in this series, God calls human beings to be either single or married. What both of these vocations have in common is that they are undergirded by a call to friendship. The key biblical passage that tells us this is John 15:12-17 where Jesus’ speaks to his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion: ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his...

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A basic Christian Primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 7 – the two vocations of marriage and singleness

Mar 24, 2020 by

By Martin Davie: In this series we have seen that Christian anthropology, based on God’s revelation of his purposes in nature and the teaching of the Bible, holds that God has created human beings as male and female and has designed men to have sexual intercourse with women and vice versa. It is through such sexual intercourse that children are conceived, and the human race continues to exist.[1] We have also seen  that God has instituted marriage as a permanent and exclusive relationship...

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How Gender-Neutral Bible Translations Endanger Christian Marriage

Mar 23, 2020 by

By Louis Markos, The Imaginative Conservative: When the Word of God loses not only its sharpness but its ability to discern between truth and error, the eternal and the temporal, the essential and the constructed, it loses as well its ability to speak prophetically to a culture that has lost its way. If Bible-believing Christians are to take back marriage, they must first take back the Bible. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the growing acceptance of gay marriage amongst otherwise creedal...

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Male and Female He Created Them. And for a Good Reason

Mar 20, 2020 by

by Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: It has been just six years since I wrote Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, warning against the fantasy that two members of the same sex can marry one another, when they cannot even have sexual relations but can only mimic them. I founded my arguments not upon Scripture or the teaching of the Church—indeed I did not refer to them at all—but upon common observation, historical and cultural precedent, and the biology of male and female. The...

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