Same Sin; Same Difference

You know, God has called homosexuality a sin, plain and simple. There are no gray areas; it is simply black and white, right and wrong. Sin is SIN. Murder, lies, bestiality, adultery, homosexuality…the list goes on and on. All of it was an abomination and perversion since the beginning of the world, and it's still the same way now. Nothing has changed except society's sad "acceptance" and embrace of sin.

That is why this article has me really upset. The Episcopal Church's new U.S. leader has really stuck her foot in her mouth with her take on the age-old controversy of homosexuality. From Reuters:

There is no reason for me to argue this point with anyone. God says plain and simple that homosexuality is a sin:

  • "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).
  • "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:13)
  • Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:24-27)

These scriptures are facts. None of us can justify our viewpoints to say otherwise…and that includes the new "spiritual" leader of a large mainstream church. Or me…or you…or anyone else.
This news will undoubtedly cause another major rift between the U.S. branch and England-based Episcopals. As well it should. There is no person on this earth who has the right to dispute what the Word of God says; nor make it "palatable" to people so they will like what they hear and feel ok about their lives and the choices they make.

It's time to stop justifying our actions and start standing up for the Word of God, which is always unchanging and the Truth.

Plain. And simple.

Key words: homosexuality, sin, bible verses on homosexuality, Reuters, Episcopal Church, Word of God, Truth.

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2 Responses to Same Sin; Same Difference

  1. Amy Chenoweth says:

    Hi Bro-in-law. I appreciate your blog-sometimes you really remind me of my priorities, my spirituality-my relationship with God. As an episcopalian from birth (and a member of the Vestry at my church) I want to suggest you look a little more closely at the results of this year’s general convention. For instance, the Windsor resolution states: restraint in consecrating bishops “whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church.” I would sure enjoy talking with you about the Episcopal church and what it stands for. Incidently, it has an historical and current relationship with your church–the Methodists. Anyway, take care and say hi to your family for me!
    Amy

  2. sliceofhome says:

    Hey, Amy, thanks for the comments…I would love to talk with you sometime about the issues ALL denominations seem to be facing over homosexuality and other issues. It’s a shame that we seem to have strayed so far away from what God teaches and instead have settled for our own “doctrines.” It’s gotten us into trouble before; it will undoubtedly do the same yet again.

    And…just to let you know…even though I attend a Methodist church, I am a Christian first and foremost, and I see that there are many things that the Methodist denomination is dealing with that strike me the wrong way as well. As our U.S. congregations continue to dwindle away (in all mainstream churches it seems) because we have turned away from the Word of God, this should really serve as a wake-up call to our church leaders to focus more on what Jesus really taught us about loving our neighbors and our families. When we can learn to follow God’s lessons and put the Lord first in our lives and our own selves last, then the tide will start turning in this world…and maybe, just maybe, we can get back to the basics of life and see a difference in the world around us.

    Our love to you all! We hope to see you next month to bring the boys for a visit!

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