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Church can't alter scriptures just to suit gays

By unknown | Nov 06, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Louis Stevens' letter, Church intolerance annoys, of October 31 refers.

Louis Stevens' letter, Church intolerance annoys, of October 31 refers.

Anyone who makes a choice must be brave enough to face the consequences.

People can choose to be gay or lesbian without expecting the church to conform to their decision. The church might understand but the message of the cross cannot be diluted to make Stevens and his mother feel good.

The church preaches from the Bible and no Christian can skim through the Bible and look for tolerant verses.

There are no verses tolerant of homosexuality in the Bible, though verses abound that indicate that sinners of all sorts are supposed to be embraced and loved.

The Christian church needs to quote from the Bible and not talk from the heart.

When the Bible mentions that it is unnatural to be homosexual, it should not be thought of as Pastor Browning's personal thought.

The Bible prescribes that we love our neighbours as we love ourselves.

That, however, does not mean that the church must embrace a behaviour pattern that is ungodly.

God hates sin but has no business hating sinners. The church's business is to draw men closer to God.

If there is a church that is pro-gay, it might be a sect or a cult. Stevens can find that type of "church" but maybe he needs the truth more.

God loves him and so do many Christians.

Mbulaheni Mbodi, Jozi


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