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Rob Watson (UK)

March 12, 2013  5:45am

As always this is an interesting debate between the character of Christ, his accepting, visiting, preaching and inviting and then the next stage. The common factor of the Zacchaeus(s) and Mary Magdalene(s) of this world is the fact that God’s touch changes their lives and they become willing to see that change happen (leaving a life of sin). The problem for us in the 21st C West is that we often see in our consumerist society that people are reticent to see a cost of self discipline and self denial, to accept change - to be repentant, moving from sin and back to God and his ways.

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January 13, 2013  6:03pm

My first thought is that the Lesbians are foolish to attend a church that sees homosexuality as sinful. Until the church progresses further they'll never truly be part of the community; their love relationship never honoured as legitimate. But I get it - Evangelicals (even Baptists), unlike typical mainline churches, know how to worship with enthusiasm. And they're better at powerpoint. So perhaps God has them there because they connect with him there. What's the harm in that? (Paul had lots of hangups, let's not get carried away with Pauline quotes.) And maybe God has the lesbians there to help the process of the church discovering more of God's truth. It wasn't that long ago women couldn't be on church boards; divorced people didn't belong; owning a slave was optional. Heck, women couldn't cut their hair or wear pants. Whatever the case, fear not, fundies: biblical interpretation is constantly evolving, truth is slowly winning.

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yvette moore

December 15, 2012  12:28pm

Does this couple know their church considers them unclean?

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yvette moore

December 15, 2012  12:26pm

I'm just curious: does this couple know you think of them as unclean?

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Oun Kwon

December 14, 2012  6:44pm

As to problems with homosexuality - we are facing a serious and deadly issue in history, not just of Christianity, but of our society and world. We have to be clear what is the issue. Does a pastor, a lay, a church know? Is it homosexuality sin? Homosexuality is as much sin as humanity is. It is homosexualism that is sin. Their behavior, conduct, life style and gay culture, agenda, politics and ideology - these are Satan's, just like any culture, agenda, politics and ideology of other domains. Should we think God punished Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuals? No, it was because no one spoke out against it. Why were they destroyed long ago? It's because everyone was silent - they kept their mouths shout and went along with the flow and did not speak out against unrighteousness. "Don't be silent. The most important thing is for you to not be silent!" Sergei Udaltsov, Russian Dissident http://ow.ly/eGH03 BTW, we are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we all are sinners.

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