Great message. I’m a pastor working through this. Regarding moral, ceremonial, and civil…When I was going through Basic Chaplain Course for the Air Force I befriended an Orthodox Jew who couldn’t understand why Christians condemn homosexuality but they’re fine with eating pork. It was the first time I realized that to the Jewish mind there is no distinction between laws. They are all moral.
I have struggled with this message myself. Who has the right to say what you do is worse that what I do? None of us are without sin. Only God has the right to judge. I have friends who are lgbt who love God and are the most kind, loving and giving ppl you would ever want to know. But how do you deal with the verse in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 which says the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God-the sexually immmoral, idolaters, those who practice homosexuality,thieves, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers-none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. That’s quite a range of ppl. But I absolutely believe the church should be open to all people. If we are not showing love to all ppl we are not God’s ppl because God is Love. Also as far as leadership in the church 1 Timothy talks about qualifications for this. I think anyone in leadership needs to be beyond reproach.
Tuesday Sep 04, 2018
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