Row over same sex marriages

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  1. following-Him

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    This is a link to the BBC news report on same sex marriages which is soon to become legal here.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3496806.stm

    Things just seem to go from bad to worse in this country.

    Sheila
     
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    My apologies. The article is referring to sex change marriages not same sex marriages. Maybe a moderator would be kind enough to change the title for me please?

    God Bless

    Sheila
     
  3. massdak

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    i am not a moderator but either way the one is as bad as the other sex change and same sex marriage i see not that much difference
     
  4. StefanM

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    I don't see how the mutilation of one's genitalia constitutes a sex change. The procedure doesn't give or take Y chromosomes; therefore, it is not really a sex change.

    But what can you really expect from our world today?
     
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    the old saying that history repeats itself when we choose to ignore its lesson, proves true again and again.

    Homosexuality has been around for centuries and it was openly so in many societies down through the ages. It was prevalant in Jesus' day in Greek societies. Jesus and the disciples gave little mention to homosexuality as a separate sin and perhaps neither should we. Preach against sin, period! That term covers a multitude of things that go against the very nature of God.

    Cheers,

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  6. StefanM

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    It is true that the gospels do not record Jesus speaking on homosexuality, but Paul did speak against it. Perhaps the reason for this is that Jesus' ministry was in the area of Palestine and was primarily directed to the Jews. The Jewish sexual ethic already proscribed homosexuality, so Jesus would have had little reason to preach against it to the Jews. However, Paul's audience, the Gentiles, would not have had the same attitude toward homosexuality prior to receiving the gospel, so this was a pertinent issue for him to address. Even so, I realize that this is merely conjecture.

    I do agree that we should not preach against homosexuality more than other sins. We should affirm the whole counsel of God, and in doing so, we should declare homosexuality as sinful, but this declaration should not be dwelled upon. We are to be serious but not obsessed.
     
  7. J4KC35

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    I say we let GOD judge. [​IMG]
     
  8. Marcia

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    But God has already judged. We can find that judgment clearly stated throughout the OT and NT.

    I agree we should not preach against homosexuality more than other sins, but because of the issue coming up on same sex marriage, this issue is being put before us and we must respond.

    My pastor did a message today on marriage and addressed homosexuality and same sex marriage as part of his message (not the whole thing). He said that our church welcomes anyone who considers him/herself a homosexual to come attend (just as we would welcome anyone to attend) but we cannot endorse or condone homosexual activity.

    We as beleivers should show Christ's love to the gay community but at the same time we cannot accept homosexual relations or same sex marriage as normal or okay. It is easy to fall on one side or another - be against it but not show love, or show love but be afraid to speak God's truth on it. There is a way to be loving and truthful; it is part of the constant balance of truth and love God calls us to.
     

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