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MARRIAGE: Christians must base belief on Bible, not culture

Letter by Jerry R. Bressler, Fircrest on May 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 33 Comments »
May 10, 2012 10:37 am

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

Pitts says that Christians are hiding behind the Bible and need to assimilate to today’s cultural trends, including accepting homosexuality as something good.

It is true that today’s culture includes homosexuals coming out, and that Christians are in fact compromising on the Bible in order to reconcile it with culture. But two wrongs don’t make a right.

Yes, there are Christians in society who accept homosexuality, but the issue doesn’t lie in whether they are in the minority or majority, even though polls seem to offer evidence that in fact it is a minority. Simply look at the fact that 30 states are seeking to ban same-sex marriage.

The issue lies in biblical orthodoxy and not what’s in the trends today. While the Bible does condemn homosexual activities, it also condemns polygamy, incest and other atrocious evil deeds. One should not make homosexuality a special category, for it is on the list of many types of sins.

The fact still remains that homosexuality is simply an abomination to God, and this applies to the Christians today, not because I say so, but because it’s written in the Bible, and not just in Leviticus, but also in the New Testament (Romans 1 and 1 Timothy 1:8-11).

“By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith.”

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