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Archive for Sunday, May 9, 2004

Biblical truth

May 9, 2004

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To the editor:

I am responding to the April 20 article about Plymouth Congregational and same-sex unions. This is not an attack on homosexuals, but a response to Plymouth's attack on biblical Christianity. "My sense is this is where the Gospel calls us as Christians to go" (Hinshaw). The Bible specifically teaches that homosexuality is contrary to the Gospel (1 Timothy 1:10-11) and that some sins (homosexuality included) are evidence that a person is not a Christian (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The Gospel is not calling Plymouth to this.

2 Peter 2:2: "Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned." Jude 1:4: "Certain persons have crept in unnoticed ... ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." Plymouth has turned from the Gospel, Christ and homosexuals. The Gospel brings hope from the wrath of God and the power of sin, but Plymouth offers no hope. "I cannot imagine whom Christ would exclude or turn away from full participation in the church" (Hinshaw). Let him turn from his imagination back to the Lord of the church and his word. It says that all who do not repent will perish.

I am aware that people will sneer, but I would be a coward if I saw God's truth attacked and remained silent. Plymouth has turned from following Christ. It should stop deceiving itself and others of being a true church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Richard Smith,

Lawrence

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