I have always understood that people only sincerely pray for the dead because deep inside they believe God is incompetent in dealing with the departed souls
The truth however is that man is not God but God is God and everything that is there in all creation is there to please God not us. So, if we feel that there is no room in the world for God, guess what’s going to happen, the earth will swallow us 6 ft under before we reach a ripe old age.
P.S. I DON’T SUPPORT #GayRight or #GayPride for the same reason I DON’T SUPPORT the Right to murder, or the Right to rape, or the fallen Pride murderers/rapists take in their capacity to sin. After all these are all sins deserving of death but our world is lost ever since the fall.
the world’s people are neither your standard nor your audience, whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord. When God is your audience and standard, your hands and tongues will not be tied to speak out against the sinfulness that plagues the whole world,
We aren’t just called unto Christ for our salvation, we are also called to reflect Christ to those around us, which is why the second greatest commandment after loving God with all our strength is to love our neighbour as we love our selves.
The honourable use, He made the godly for (Rom 9:21), was speaking in terms of the elect serving His righteous purpose, which was made possible through the atoning sacrifice of Christ Jesus while the dishonourable use He made the reprobate for, was speaking in terms of the profligate serving their own wicked purpose, as fools handed over to their own adamic lusts.
We must understand that scripture teaches us to conform to the likeness of Christ in whose image we were made. So, just as there is no salvation without repentance, we are not required to forgive unless the person who has sinned against us is sorry for what he/she has done. In this context, even if the person who has sinned against us apologizes to us seventy times seven, we are to forgive in imitating the meek nature of Jesus Christ
they subconsciously realize that if faith & works are not considered separate, then their wicked lives would prove that their faith is useless and so they fool themselves into believing that faith and works is separate in the sight of God.
Now if you were to take a look at the Ten Commandments, you will see what makes up the anti-Christian law, because Biblically a three time reference signifies fulfillment, so the number 6 representing the six laws to do with our neighbour, mentioned thrice i.e. 666, signifies an unsaved people who are each a law to themselves.
Unlike democracy, Biblical theocracy teaches us to put God first because it is when God is first that we understand what people equality is really about. If God is not first in our lives then what’s first is ourselves, and our neighbours are simply people we use to serve and further our own interests.