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Not about rights

To the Editor:

Homosexual rights? The question is not about rights. It is about authority.

Are you willing to be subject to the authority of God? If you are not willing to be subject to the authority of God, then you are bound only by the statutes and laws of men.

It has been stated that “we are all God’s children, and he loves us all.” That we are his children is true. That he loves us all is not true. God said, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated,” (Rom 9:13). Jacob was subject to God. Esau was subject to no one. God is not duplicitous. He cannot tell us that certain behaviors are unacceptable, and, at the same time, tell us that they are acceptable. Thinking that God will accept you regardless of your ongoing rebellious behavior is childish at best and self-destructive at its worst.

However, if you are willing to be subject to the authority of God, you are bound by a higher law, which is plainly stated in the scriptures. The Bible in several places says that homosexuals are not acceptable to God. In I Corinthians 6:9-10, Paul states, “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” I Timothy 1:9-10 is similar and adds murderers, kidnappers, liars and perjurers to the list.

Randy Illg



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