Last login: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
As Christians, we are called to love God and to love one another as Christ loved us i.e. by giving His life for us...quite a tall order! We are not called to hate the homosexual or lesbian any more than we are to hate ourselves - none of us is blameless.
But we also cannot pretend that sin is not sin or endorse a behavior we know is offensive to God, despite the constant pressure on churches to endorse the gay lifestyle, and despite the fact that some of them have given in. We understand the urge for inclusion, but the cost is a misrepresentation and dilution of spiritual truths.
People come to Jesus when they come face to face with their spiritual state, if we lie to them about what that state is...how is that love? Ultimately we defer to God’s authority in determining what sin is, even if we are mocked or, as in the case here, our intelligence is insulted...
As to the Law of Moses – it’s purpose “is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God (Romans 3:19-20)Christians have never had to live under the Law - "But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law…we are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.” Romans 3:21-22
As for cherry picking...what better way to find out what the bible really says about any of this, than to sit down and read it for yourself...enjoy...it really is a wonderful joy...
January 20, 2010 at 9:56 p.m.
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