All sin requires remedy of God’s forgiveness
(This is a response to Jasmine Beach-Ferrara’s letter that appeared in the Journal July 29.) The truth of God’s Holy Word, which is different from the natural man’s opinion, must be proclaimed. Her letter states “that people are hurting because of laws that treat LGBT people differently.”
The laws she refers to were written years ago when men cared more about pleasing the Lord God than they did people. They were going by what the Bible said then and what it still says today, not what politicians, Hollywood, or sadly even some denominations, or preachers who pick and choose which parts of the Bible they want to believe and go along with, so they will remain popular or gather riches.
In Bible times there was sexual perversion, but God called it like it was then, and states without apology what will happen to those who refuse to acknowledge, repent and leave their sin. Bible-believing Christians do not hate LGBT people or want to hurt them. We love and want to help them, by telling them the truth, not mislead them. We want them to experience what living a holy, obedient, separated life unto a living, loving God is all about so that when they draw their final breath, they will experience heaven and not hell for all eternity. Mankind must repent of their sin to be saved, which by the way is not just the sin of sexual perversion. It’s all sin. God hates sin, and sin has a severe penalty.
But God so loved people in sin that He sent His Son to live, to die, to be buried, and rise again on the third day, so that all people could be saved from their sin (whatever the sin is), and be a new creature in Christ Jesus. (John 3:16, 2 Cor 5:17) We must preach the truth and live the truth If we want to claim we are in the truth. (Galatians 2:20)
Bro. Scott Witcher