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RELIGION: Strain out gnat, swallow camel

Letter by Arne Herstad, Gig Harbor on May 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 20 Comments »
May 3, 2012 4:09 pm

Re: “An eye-opening speech about the Bible and homosexuality” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 5-3).

Pitts rightly decries the twisting of Scripture for political gain. But don’t we do the same thing with other revered documents? So why should the Bible escape our agenda-driven clutches?

Pitts further teaches us that “You don’t go to the Bible to hide. You go there to seek.”

Taking his advice, one finds a city worse than Sodom mentioned in the New Testament, Capernaum. Christ denounces that city, saying “… if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But now it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you” (Matthew 11:23-24).

So how did Capernaum earn that withering rebuke? Clearly it had nothing to do with sexual proclivities. Maybe it had something to do with the testimony they rejected.

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