The Bible and homosexuality
Dear Sir, — Contrary to the opening contribution to Chronicle letters on 5th March, the Bible states that homosexuality for Judaeo-Christian believers is a sin.
Genesis 2:24 defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Jesus Christ upholds heterosexual marriage (Matthew 19:5) as does the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:31). All sexual activity outside of this context of wedlock is sinful according to Scripture.
The writer classes herself as an Evangelical but her assertions reveal she is a libertine in faith matters.
Nowhere does the Bible say that the Earth is flat.
Other topics raised deserve more space for proper explanation.
Suffice it to say that there is progressive revelation in the Bible that led to Christianity being the key factor in abolition of slavery in the UK. Old Testament regulations were more humane than elsewhere. In Judaism, slaves were protected and freed after seven years. There was no welfare state and many willingly became slaves to ensure bed and board. Man stealing was outlawed.
Yes, men were to be heads of the household, but the injunction of Ephesians 5:25 is for husbands to love wives as Christ loved the Church. The ministry of Jesus elevated women as the New Testament shows.
The following letter from two LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) supporters had disturbing elements in their reaction to Evangelist Franklin Graham.
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights says freedom of speech and belief and freedom for fear and want apply to all countries. Yes, LGBT supporters should be free to propound their beliefs without being attacked, but no-one in history has been persecuted and slaughtered more than Christians.
Controversial issues inevitably split people into for and against. It is perverse for the LGBT movement to classify Franklin Graham as belonging to a hate group. He teaches that there are 27 Bible verses saying we all are sinners and need to repent before Almighty God.
It is facile for LGBT groups to expect people to bow down to their beliefs. When I see homosexual behaviour I do not salute it. If vast numbers in a nation favoured same-sex marriage then that country would be in trouble because of the loss of children to sustain society.
Note how the LGBT pair attempt to bully Congleton MP Fiona Bruce into accepting their beliefs. As a lawyer by profession she will accept that same-sex marriages are legal in the UK, but, as a Christian, she will support biblical definitions of marriage.
I have a book written by men and women who forsook homosexuality after becoming Christians. They detail the intense persecution meted to them by the movement from which they quit.
LGBT is leading us to a Sodom and Gomorrah society. Jesus prophesied that He would return to Earth when conditions were similar to Noah’s Day when same-sex marriages were common. You have been warned. — Yours faithfully,