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Morality response

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:35 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In a letter to editor, Dave Sippel brought up a question regarding the morality differences between being gay or heterosexual as it applies to the laws written in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

Since I am a Christian (meaning that I received the holy ghost), I wanted to respond.

The Word of God explains “righteousness.” Man is not righteous under the law since Jesus Christ paid for our sins (Rom. 3:10). There is no difference in levels of righteousness under the law (James 2:10). Therefore, the heterosexual tattooed sinner as well as the homosexual are already condemned (John 3:18) to an eternal damnation since they have not been born again (John 3:3).

Homosexuality is defined as a sin in God’s law (1 Cor. 6:9, Lev. 18:22). The Old Testament laws were put in place to teach people about sin. Be warned. If you are not born again, God will punish all sin defined by the law (Rev. 20:11-15) at the great white throne judgment.

The levels of damnation (Mat. 12:14) will be determined by the various sins that a person did under the law.

When a person is born again, the holy ghost writes the law on the table of their hearts (Heb. 8:10). God pours fear and chastening into the believer when you are received by God as a Christian (Heb. 12:6).

Only then can they be counted as righteous.

John Doerr

Crystal Lake

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