Jesus Loves the LGBT+ Community

An evangelical Bible thumping Christian talks about God’s love for the LGBT+ community and gives Biblical reasons for supporting the LGBT+ community and same-sex marriage. If you are part of the LGBT+ community, you have a place in the family of God.

Most verses from the Bible are read from the New International Version 2011.
Books mentioned in this video:
God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines
Torn by Justin Lee
A Change of Affection by Beckett Cook
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church by Ed Shaw
Credit is due to Matthew Vines for several points made in this video. For deeper discussion on the verses discussed in the video I recommend reading God and the Gay Christian.

Is God Responsible for Natural Disasters and Disease?

Many people wonder, “If God is good, why are there things like earthquakes and deadly diseases?” This video explores why natural disasters and disease exist in the world. God is not to blame. Humans are. The perspective shared in this video is a Christian perspective. It isn’t the only Christian perspective, and no doubt some Christians may disagree with the idea presented here. Thanks for watching!

What Did Jesus Really Say About Hell?

Jesus says the word “Gehenna” eleven times. This word is often translated as “hell.” But this word does not mean “hell.” Gehenna is the name of a place: The Valley of Hinnom. Bible scholars do not dispute this. This video is part of a series I’m creating to show Christians that the idea of hell as a place of unending conscious torment is not as Biblical as we have been led to believe. There are other great resources on this topic. Here are some sources for more information on what the Bible really says about hell:
My other video on hell:
https://youtu.be/16vSvJjRE9c
Great youtube channel with many videos by Christian thinkers who reject the traditional view of hell:
https://www.youtube.com/user/rethinkinghell/videos
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/05/160513-theology-hell-history-christianity/
http://rethinkinghell.com/2018/01/23/gehenna-the-history-development-and-usage-of-a-common-image-for-hell/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHUPpmbTOV4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwOEk5cgOps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2DGKqZX7vs
Fudge, Edward. The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition
https://www.truthaccordingtoscripture.com/documents/death/judgement-hell.php#.XUpx13tS_IU

God Is Inviting You to Be a Superhero

Why do we love superheroes? Is it possible that the reason we love superheroes is because they speak to us about the potential for our own lives? Jesus taught his disciples how to be superheroes. God delights in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. With God’s power, anyone can become a superhero. And that is what God is inviting you to be!

Million Dollar Button

On a regular basis I get comments asking, “Why can’t you keep your religious beliefs to yourself?” Or, “Why is this religious garbage on Youtube?” This short video is a response to these questions. The million dollar button is a simple analogy to help people understand why I won’t be quiet about Jesus. Of course, the million dollar button would cause utter chaos economically, but the offer Jesus makes is an offer everyone in the world could benefit from without limit. Thanks for watching!

God Showed Up and We Killed Him

Some people wonder, “If God exists, why doesn’t he show up?” He tried that once…and we killed him. This video is a simple gospel message expressing what happened when God showed up. The gospel is the good news that Jesus died for your sins and was raised to life on the third day. He offers all to share in his eternal life.

Is God in the Bible Vengeful or Loving?

Many people have noticed what seems to be an inconsistency in the character of God in the Bible. Sometimes God seems kind and loving, and at other times mean and vengeful. People are right to point out the differences in God’s actions. But what people fail to realize is that God speaks differently depending on who he is talking to. God is kind to the poor and oppressed, and vengeful toward the oppressors. God’s character is consistent throughout the Bible. God’s character is the same in the Old Testament and the New Testament. If you are oppressing the poor and vulnerable, carrying out violence, and denying people justice, you will see the vengeful side of God. If you are among those who have experienced oppression and injustice, God is full of compassion for you and promises you hope for the future. God will be vengeful when necessary, but he desires to be loving to all.