Different Reading on God's Love
Steve Bouser’s column “Late Thoughts on Amendment One” (May 9) was correct in the sense that Jesus has a great love for all people, a love greater than any human love. He died for the sins of the whole world in spite of the fact we are all sinners.
It was God’s love that caused him to have 40 different men write the 66 books of the Bible under his guidance over a period of 1,500 years and to have them preserved for us today. That book identifies every kind of sin.
It was God’s love that offers us the opportunity to allow him to change us on the inside so that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, thereby enabling us to become a child of God.
The conclusion, however, that because of his love for us, Jesus would wink at the sin of women lying with women and men with men and allow them to marry represents a misunderstanding of God’s love.
Our sins are forgiven only after we come to Jesus on his terms, repenting of our sins.
We would be doing a great injustice to same-sex couples if we indicate to them that their behavior is acceptable to God. That would be hateful, but leading them to read and accept what God has to say about their behavior in Rom. 1:26-27, 1 Cor. 6:9 and 1 Tim 1:10 seems to me to sharing the love of Jesus with them.
God was the author of the Bible, using men to do the writing. Jesus is God, so he has spoken.
He said, “I am not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
My prayer is that we communicate that message to same-sex couples in a loving manner.
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