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Beauty and the Beast

 Editor    Apr 24 : 00:59
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An unusual event occurred recently and it is causing quite a storm.

Miss California being asked question by Perez HiltonAn unusual event occurred recently and it is causing quite a storm. It is not unique; however, it is also not frequent. The event I refer to is that someone spoke their godly convictions on national television without caving into the "mob". Not unusual is that, for speaking sound doctrine, she suffered the consequences.
The event took place on April 19, 2009 at the Miss USA Pageant. Carrie Prejean, Miss California, was a front runner for the title of Miss USA when Perez Hilton, one of the judges posed the following question: "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; do you think every state should follow suit?"
Miss Prejean answered the question with honesty and with the deep Christian convictions with which she was raised when she stated that her belief that "a marriage should be between a man and a woman" as we know Scripture clearly dictates, and the storm began. (The video can be seen here.)CNN made fun of her, Perez Hilton launched a YouTube attack on her calling her names, not fit for printing, "Hannah Montana" actress Miley Cyrus sided with Hilton as did Britney Spears. Miss Prejean later stated in an interview "With that question specifically, it's not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct."

The Bible states in 1 Peter 4:3-5 (NIV) �For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do�living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.� In CR, one of our traditions is Biblical Authority. It can be very easy to take this principle for granted, all the while making decisions in your life that fall short of being in line with sound Biblical teaching. When we stand on the scriptures we will be opposed. It drives demons crazy (along with those who are controlled by them). You will be labeled as narrow-minded, bigoted, a hate monger, and much worse. The time will come again, and is now here, when people will kill us believing they are performing a service to mankind. If the Bible is not the authority in your everyday decisions then you will not be ready or able to make the right decision for Jesus when the time comes. You will compromise and feel justified about it due to weak convictions. The time is here to put on the full armor of God. The war is all around you and the flaming arrows are increasing daily.

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