Response to Gays’ Reaction to Ads that Call Them Sinners

by Marsha Norris
Sentry Magazine, September 1999

In a country that was founded on God and whose strength and morality were based on the Bible, we have lost our bearings. Today's culture, the feel-good, instant gratification-seeking society, is intent on bending and twisting the very foundation that once made us a great nation into a godless nation.

I was intrigued by the statements that the religious gays made. While trying to hide behind the Bible as proof that the Lord accepts their homosexual acts, their statements clearly show a lack of understanding as to what the Scriptures say on homosexuality.

Rev. Kenneth T. South said he has often wondered why Jesus made so many references to the spiritual perils of being rich but said nothing about homosexuality. Mr. South, may I refer you to the following scriptures: I Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:18-32; I Timothy 1:8-10; and Leviticus 18:22. Did not God destroy a whole city because of homosexuality? Genesis 19 describes the immoral state of the city of Sodom and its fate for practicing homosexuality.

And to Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, who said "They're assuming their interpretation of the Bible is the only accurate one, their understanding of homosexuality is the only correct one and their statement of faith represents the view of all Christians," I ask, after reading these scriptures, could you please explain how anyone could interpret them not to condemn homosexuality?

To Mike Ellis who said, "God created me and that God doesn't make mistakes," you are right. God does not make mistakes -- it is we who make mistakes. God also created the alcoholic, the compulsive gambler, the child abuser, and the murders. That doesn't make their behavior acceptable to God or to society. God has given us a free will to choose whether to obey His commands or to reject His commands. God loves us, but He hates sin. Sin separates us from God.

I have met many who profess to love God and be Christians yet feel they can pick and choose which parts of the Bible to embrace. II Timothy 3:16-17 says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." If we are to be men of God, we must live by God's commands. If we are going to remain a nation under God, we must live by God's commands. Psalm 33:12 says, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Whose God is this country embracing? The Lord's? Or the culture's?


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