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The Cure for Covetousness - by Michael Phillips
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Apr 25, 2010 am - A few weeks ago a couple of friends and I were discussing the same-sex marriage debate, and what it might mean to society at large, and the Church in particular. We all agreed that same-sex marriage is wrong, but I wondered, with all the other sins in the world, why it is singled out for special alarm. Why do so many Christians foam at the mouth at homosexuality and yawn at the other sins on the list? Fornication, idolatry, adultery, theft, covetousness, drunkenness, reviling and My friend said, 'Because the government is not trying to legalize extortion and make us all believe it's a good thing! He's right, of course: the government, the media, the schools, and big business are not pushing extortion. Thank God for small favors! But sodomy and extortion are not the only items on the list, and one of them-in particular-is being pushed a lot harder than same-sex marriage ever has been or ever will be. Re-read Paul's list of unrighteous things that exclude us from the Kingdom of God, and you'll know which one I have in mind- Covetousness. THE UBIQUITY Covetousness is not a word we use very often outside of church, and with good reason: it is so common, we don't notice ... More >>>

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