To the editor:
I am writing in response to the letter submitted by Jane Parks concerning gay marriage. Ms. Parks tells us that using the Bible to "argue" against homosexuality is sad. I would suggest those who feel that way go to Romans chapter 1, where God called the homosexual lifestyle "unnatural" and then determine why it is sad to follow God's law. While society has changed its views on the subject, God has stayed the same.
I am reminded of the verse in Hebrews 13:8 which says, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever."
And of course, no letter attacking the Bible would be complete without the verse from John chapter 8 where the woman was caught in adultery. I guess, using the reasoning given to us by Ms. Parks, that we should probably not be judgmental of such activity. After all, I would guess adultery is more prevalent than homosexuality. Nice try, except if one were to keep reading, past the verse that says "he that is without sin among you; let him first cast a stone at her," you would find that Jesus says to this woman, "go, and sin no more." I guess Jesus just needs to chill out and stop being so judgmental.
Post-modern Christianity values experience over reason and, therefore, truth becomes relative. It has permeated our society. When I think of it I think of this verse, "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes." Today, people have no king. Their king is their experience and their feeling - so they wander from biblical truth, they attack biblical truth, and they find reasons why what God called sin should be acceptable. They treat God's word like a smorgasbord - take a little of that, don't like that, etc. Post-modern Christians will always be changing. What they believe this year will be different next year because their feelings will change. That is why God told us in his word, "My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change."
The Lord said in John 17:17, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
Others can change if they wish, but I believe the safest place to stand in life is right in line with God's word.