Current Events - General Events


16/03/2006
There is supposed to be separation between church and state, so is it wrong for the state to recognize gay marriages?

Yes, simply because God doesn’t recognize gay marriage. He created men and women to be married. The issue of separation of church and state was to keep the state from controlling religion. That’s what America came from. England had a state religion, but America said, “We don’t want a state-approved religion. We want people to choose their faith freely.” But the separation of church and state doesn’t mean that a state cannot endorse the laws of God. A state actually should endorse the laws of the Bible because that’s what made America great to begin with.

Current Events - General Events


16/03/2006
You said a tree is known by its fruit. I want to know what kind of tree do you think America is?

What a great question! I think right now the tree in America is mixed. I think that we have some good fruit and I think we have some bad fruit. I can tell you this: when this nation was first established, it was established upon the principles of the Word of God. The Bible was the number one book. In many ways the government practiced the Word of God and the people practiced the Word of God.

I’m not saying that America did everything right. You know, I think there were some serious blights on our country that have hurt our country. One of them was slavery. One of them was taking the Bible out of the public school system. These are tragedies that have happened in our country, because they didn’t abide by the principles of the Word of God. But God did raise this country up to preach the gospel to the nations of the world, and 90-95% of all the money that goes to preaching the gospel around the world comes from America. That shows that that is good fruit. Now, is slavery good fruit? Absolutely not. Is abortion good fruit? Absolutely not. Are racism and crime good fruit? Absolutely not. But those are the fruits of not obeying the Bible. Those aren’t the fruits of obeying the Bible. The fruits of obeying the Bible are prosperity, abundance, blessing, wisdom, favor, the goodness and the power of God. So we have to redirect the people in our country back to God and back to following the Bible.

Every person has to be responsible to back up what they say. In other words, you might say, “I believe the Bible.” But are you tithing. You know? Are you holding unforgiveness toward somebody? In other words, we all have to be people who are accountable to honor what we say we believe. Our job is to forgive, even if they don’t change, it’s my responsibility to forgive because I can’t change people.