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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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Scripture
         
92
 

“… male and female He created them.”

 
 
 
   

Followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are well aware that He taught hetero-sexual marriage. Also, from the Biblical writings of His apostles we know that marriage is not a human scheme but a divine institution , and that each married man is to have his own wife, and each married woman is to have her own husband. We likewise see that homosexuality is condemned in strong language as an abomination, shameful, destructive, and as the result of a debased mind. These descriptions are not from self-righteous fanatics , but from Moses, Jesus, and the apostle Paul. These plain teachings of the Scripture can be nullified only by mighty attempts of convoluted interpretations of the texts or by adopting a low view of Scripture as uninspired opinions of fallible men. Sadly many religious leaders have done both in the name of God, to their shame. But this should not surprise us. This tension between the narrow gate which leads to life and the wide gate which leads to destruction will be with us till the Lord Jesus comes again. Many who were once on the wide path have seen the error of their way and, by God’s grace, are now on the path to life. Homosexuality can be forgiven just as other sins can be forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ. But it must be acknowledged as sin, and forsaken. Christians will not live in a homosexual lifestyle anymore than they will continue in a life of pornography, incest, or adultery. God’s church is in the world but not of it. The church’s duty is to proclaim God’s truth, but only God can cause hearts to accept it. His sheep hear His voice, and they follow Him. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him.

   

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