Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 16, 2014

Feb. 16, 2014: Letters to the editor


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Verses from Bible and human sexuality

For almost 2,000 years the church has stood united on this subject, but in this generation we urgently need a refresher of the biblical teachings on the man/woman relationship. For this purpose, I most humbly and concisely submit this writing to you.

1. Marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Man and woman were created for each other, because they need and complement each other. Any same-sex marriage is unnatural, unbiblical and unblessed. Also, same-sex marriage is against procreation. Further, such marriage destroys the picture each marriage is to portray, that of a prototype of Christ (the Bridegroom) and the Church (the Bride) to finally be united at the great marriage feast of the Lamb of God. Here are the Scriptures (NIV) you need to know.

From the Old Testament: “Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:22-24).

From the New Testament, Jesus speaking: “‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate’” (Matthew 19:4-6).

2. God’s response to homosexual unions:

From the Old Testament: “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13).

From the New Testament: “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another ... those who do such things deserve death ...” (Romans 1:26-27, 32). “... Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders ... will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

3. Homosexuality is a forgivable sin, just as any sin of perversion or disobedience. “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Indeed, God is a loving God, but remember, God is also a holy God. If you take holiness out of God, he becomes a sinning God, lacking moral authority. Is this the kind of God we want: man-made to suit our sinful passions?

Reimar Schultze

Kokomo

Whom is the left really afraid of? You

Why work so hard to prevent Hoosiers from having a chance to vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment (HJR-3)? Why not let the citizens of Indiana decide? What are they afraid of?

The answer is simple: They are afraid of YOU!

They are afraid of the mechanic who knows two bolts alone or two nuts alone aren’t much good, but a bolt and a nut properly joined holds the machinery together. They are afraid of the farmer who knows two heifers fenced together will not produce spring calves. Liberals are afraid of white-haired grandmas who start each day reading a little of the Good Book. They fear the alert mother who combs her daughter’s school curriculum looking for homosexual recruiting material disguised as “tolerance” training lessons. They seem especially terrified of church-going Hoosiers.

Why not let us vote? The answer is simple: They fear us. Hoosiers for the most part detest political correctness. Our Midwest values and common sense approach to life prevent us from being hoodwinked by left-wing, extreme ideology. We don’t swoon over Mrs. Obama’s tweets, or worship at Rosie O’Donnell’s feet. We didn’t reset our moral compasses after watching the Grammys. Hoosiers are real good at sorting through an emotional wave of left-wing propaganda and finding the truth.

What are they really afraid of? You.

Jerry Ross

Jasonville