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July 1, 2014

LETTERS: Churches follow way of the secular world

Churches follow way of the secular world

We were saddened, sickened and grieved to see the front page of the Peru Tribune and the Kokomo Tribune on Friday, June 27. The front page of both papers was proudly reporting the marriages of same-sex couples, and the Peru Tribune published a picture of two men kissing. We were especially disappointed in the Miami County paper.

We have always been secure in the belief that we live in a small, Christian, conservative community. That is no longer the case. However, we were pleased to hear of at least two counties in Indiana that refused to perform the same-sex ceremonies. At least they took a stand against this perverted decision. Whether liberals like it or not, the Lord has ordained marriage as a sacred covenant between one man and one woman. That’s biblical truth, plain and simple.

What is even more sickening is our churches are following the way of the secular world. They too are embracing homosexuality. The latest being the United Methodist Church, which reinstated the pastor who was defrocked for performing the marriage ceremony of his son to another man. In response to the re-instatement, the bishops of the UM church and others have offered insane “compromises.”

The bottom line is God does not offer a compromise to sin, period. He offers us salvation, and if we confess our sin and ask Jesus into our heart, he is faithful and just to forgive our sin. Jesus went to the cross to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Homosexuality is a sin like all the other sins. However, we cannot receive forgiveness and eternal life without first confessing our sin and repenting (which means turning away from that sin) and then accepting Christ as our savior.

Homosexuals do not want to hear that their lifestyle is a sin. They want society to accept their sin as a normal lifestyle, which will ultimately destroy families and in turn destroy our society. Just as the liberal wants abortion to be accepted as a choice, even though one of the commandments is “Thou shalt not commit murder,” God does not evolve according to the changing secular world. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is time for Christians to take a stand against this evil assault on biblical truth.

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