Author Archives: Ron Goetz

About Ron Goetz

Husband, Author

Persecuted Homophobic Christians? God Warned You to Behave.

It looks like anti-gay Christian leaders are using identical talking points as they instantly responded to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout all fifty states.  The warning being parroted across the land is, “Prepare for the coming persecution!” Persecution … Continue reading

Posted in Gay Marriage, Government Persecution Church, Homosexual Marriage, Marriage Equality, Meddling, Persecution of Christians, Same-Sex Marriage | 13 Comments

You Can’t Quote Genesis to Prove that God Rejects Homosexual Couples

Debunkers of the Clobber Passages have been very effective in exposing the exegetical fallacies of Christians who are anti-gay. So effective, in fact, that anti-homosexual campaigners had to search for more Bible ammunition to use against their opponents. Their most recent addition to their ineffective arsenal has … Continue reading

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Students Remember Mrs. Goetz

Venissa Ledesma Remembers Mrs. Goetz Yesterday morning I woke up to devastating news. Someone who has been a big part of my life for the past three years had a brain hemorrhage and was pronounced brain dead and was later … Continue reading

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Obituary: Diane F. Goetz

Diane Falkner Goetz 1955–2014 Diane F. Goetz suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Friday, June 27th, and was pronounced brain dead on Sunday the 29th in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital ICU.  Diane was a  Gift of Life Donor, with her liver … Continue reading

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Seeing in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord

The next passage I want us to consider is 2 Corinthians 3:18.  For all its profound depth, it is expressed quite simply, and boils down to one simple question.  When you look into a mirror, what do you see? You … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert: “Blood Doctrine” — An Unpromising First Novel

Blood Doctrine Just Doesn’t Deliver as a Novel I really regret having to pan a writer’s first novel. I know how much hard work and hope goe into a first novel. While Christian Piatt’s Blood Doctrine has relatively plausible fictional premises, … Continue reading

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PDF of Debate Over the Law Free from Sermon Index

Debate over Paul’s Abolition of the Law A few years ago I engaged in a prolonged debate with some of the folks over at Sermon Index. One of the topics included Paul’s cancellation of the Torah. Free PDF of Debate … Continue reading

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The Fullness of God in Christ is God’s People Themselves

As we read in 2 Corinthians 12:4, Paul believed he had heard something in heaven that he was forbidden to repeat.  Yet Paul was unable to keep this surpassing revelation a total secret.  The unutterable truth he heard comes out … Continue reading

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“Things that No One is Permitted to Tell.”

Things Forbidden to Repeat Paul describes an experience of being caught up into Paradise and hearing things that he was convinced that human beings were not permitted to repeat aloud. This experience baffled him as to whether it was a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Complete Identification with the People

   “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Jesus’ complete One-ness with the People is seen in Saul’s very first encounter with him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Paul’s entire ministry reflects the revelation of the perfect union … Continue reading

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