John Taber, Morristown
Maybe some were shocked to read of the decision of an Episcopal Church offering its blessings to same-sex unions, but as for me, I looked upon it as "what else is new?"
For a religion to proclaim its blessings on that which God calls a sin is amazing. I wonder how this "church" deals with such passages as Romans 1:21-32 and Gal. 5:19-21, which plainly condemn the homosexual lifestyle. Do they not respect divine truth?
The rules of marriage are as old as creation. From the beginning a "God-sanctioned" marriage consisted of one man and one woman (Gen. 2:18-25). America would be a greater nation if she would listen to Christ instead of those who are simply playing church.
The Church of Christ has never been chomping at the bit to bless same–sex unions. What we are doing is striving to love God and to speak the truth without fear (Matt. 22:37, John 8:32). We are not ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16), nor are we ashamed to go against the norm (2 Tim. 4:16-17).
There is a need for repentance in America (Luke 13:3,5). Both God and Abraham had a love for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, but because these cities would not repent of their homosexual conduct (Gen. 18-19), both were destroyed.
The Episcopal Church had better heed this divine history lesson. Eternal salvation belongs only to the faithful (Rev. 2:10), not to those who use religion to gain acceptance of men (Matt. 7:21-23).
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