The Choice

All churches in the western culture will be faced with the decision of affirming gays or not. There will be no middle ground as the pressure is increasing to publicly make that decision and declare which side of the fence they are on.
Those who affirm gays, are saying god loves them and doesn’t take issue with their behavior. All the scriptures condemning homosexuality as an abomination to God, a detestable vile behavior, and a product of a depraved mind, are viewed subjectively and no longer relevant to a modern inclusive church. Two thousand of years of church orthodoxy based on sound scriptural principles and edicts, are subject to the scrutiny of the new “Emerging Church” philosophy. One based on human logic of how a kind, loving god should behave towards sin and sinners. A nice, new, inclusive god, who smiles at human weakness, and has changed his mind about all the horrible things he said about homosexuals in the bible.
The “not” side bears the burden of proof, that their archaic belief in a wrathful God, who views all sinners as needing to repent and turn to Jesus for salvation, has not changed to meet the demands of the current western society. That their unreasonable requirement of holiness in The Church should be so intolerant of the poor unfortunate gay who was born that way.
Clearly, any intelligent person would understand that the very nature of god is love and tolerance. It is inconceivable that people would still believe the wrathful God of the Old Testament.
Taking the bible literally is an unintelligent decision in light of new enlightenment of god’s true nature. It’s difficult to take Christians seriously, who take a book literally, that was meant to be taken allegorically. After all, god gave us sentiments and feelings, and of course they are a reliable way of interpreting scripture and determining right from wrong …….aren’t they?

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  1. I’m assuming you also condone slavery, polygamy, the stoning of rebellious children, genocide, and numerous other ridiculous evils “advocated” in the bible, as well as condemn the mixing of fabrics and the eating of shellfish? No? Why not? After all, an objective and plain reading of the bible would demand this, just like it demands the condemnation of homosexuality. But of course you don’t, for obvious reasons. For years Christians used biblical justifications to condemn miscegenation. Today that period is looked back at with shame. I can only imagine how future generations will consider the type of thinking you display. The acceptance of homosexuality is inevitable and already is more or less complete in society, not because of some sinister, left-wing conspiratorial plot, but because of the obvious, because it takes too much misplaced energy to try to continue to hate something that doesn’t need or deserve it. This acceptance of homophobia-phobia is true even of young evangelicals. It is merely the backlog, the old guard, the baby boomers who continue with their misplaced indignation that keeps homophobia alive, but once they pass on they will be remembered as we today remember the racists of times past. Christian doctrine constantly evolves. Today’s heresy is tomorrow’s orthodoxy. Martin Luther was a heretic, as was Jesus. It may take some time, but it won’t be too long until Christian “orthodoxy” incorporates the obvious–that there is no place for homophobia today, especially among those who profess to be the representation of God’s love on earth.

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