LETTER: Church needs truth more than tolerance
To the Editor:
What the Son of God taught in regards to marriage is recorded in Mark 10:6-7: "From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife."
Marriage is not the creation of any government, or any state or court. It was instituted by God in Paradise for our first parents, Adam and Eve (Gen. 1:28-29). The Word of God cannot be any clearer.
The biblical viewpoint of marriage has been the universal understanding of marriage in every human civilization in world history. The Holy Record always references marriage between a man and a woman 5:23-33). When did it become "acceptable" to Christians to embrace and endorse same-sex marriage and, consequently, homosexual behavior?
The Bible is very straightforward in opposition (Lev.18:22, Romans 1:26-27, I Cor. 6:9). God does not evolve over time. He is the unchangeable One. Hebrews 13:8 says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. When did it happen in the church to substitute truth for tolerance?
Why is it that God's Holy Word seems to be the last thing tolerated these days? What's next?
It's extremely sad to say, but the church for the most part has become a comfortable and safe place to sin. It could be that clergy, for the most part, center only on the love of God, verses His wrath. Check for yourselves the references to love vs. wrath in God's Word, and it may surprise you. The Word of God is the judge, not you or me (Heb. 4:12).
The verdict someday will be one of two: "Well done thou good and faithful servant" or "depart from me you that work iniquity." May the truth of God's Word prevail over the tolerance of our hour, even with the church. America truly needs a II Chronicles 7:14 experience.