Christians? Sorry, they don’t meet here anymore!

The Church of Scotland backs gay priest

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in support of the appointment of a gay priest.

Reverend Scott Rennie was appointed to a congregation in Aberdeen despite thousands of church-goers signing a petition opposing the move.

His supporters say that if the church had blocked his appointment it would have amounted to illegal discrimination.

After the vote one of Mr Rennie’s supporters, Brian Kerr, read a statement on the priest’s behalf:

“The Church of Scotland is a community of faith gathered around God’s living word and God calls people of many different hues and colours in to his service,” he said.

“In a broad and national church there is more than enough room for us all.”

Reverend Sharon Ferguson of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement says she is delighted by the news.

“At last there has been some sense that’s been shown here,” she said.

“What we actually have is an upholding the decision by the Church to appoint somebody because they are the right person for the post, because they are the person that they feel has been called by God.”

BBC

Blessings

Bob Chapman MA

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One Response to “Christians? Sorry, they don’t meet here anymore!”

  1. Tyron Says:

    Remember God created us with a choice, a choice between right and wrong , a chhoice to be gay or not. You may be gay for many reasons, for example such as when you were a little boy an uncle may have touched you in the wrong way, and as a child your innocence has been corrupted and since this world now has affected what is right and wrong a demonic spirit has entered in this boy and grown and manifested which eventually make one think that being gay is ok and normal. I have a few people in my church and youth group who were gay but have MADE a CHOICE to follow the truth and according to the truth, being gay is a sin. remember the word says you cannot be lukewarm. If your’e on the fence ur still going to hell. You cant change Gods word, what He has spoken will always come to pass. For your sakes dont sit on the fence and make the right choice. I BEG YOU
    Genesis 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were SINNING GREATLY against the Lord.

    Genesis 19:4-5, 11-13,

    Romans 1

    26 For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.

    Genesis 19:4-5, 11-13, 24 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. [5] They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have SEX WITH THEM.” … [11] Then [the messengers from God] struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door. [12] The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here — sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, [13] because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that HE has sent us to DESTROY it.” … [24] Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the LORD out of the heavens.

    Homosexuality incurred God’s destructive judgment upon an entire city.

    • Rampant homosexuality was a major contributor to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

    • I think San Francisco has not yet been judged because of the God-fearing Christians living there among the sodomites.

    (4) The men of Sodom were said to be “SINNING GREATLY” because of their MEN having SEX with MEN.

    • Other sins of Sodom are listed in Scripture, but this is the one that the Bible features as their great sin — the one that incurred God’s wrath against their city.

    • Bible-believing Christians cannot just look the other way and say that gay marriage is simply a “personal choice.”

    • Christians cannot fall for the modern mantra that it’s not our business what people choose to do “behind closed doors”. The biblical arguments against gay marriage do not leave Bible believers the option of simply ignoring conduct that God is seen to have judged severely in the Bible record.

    • God says that homosexual conduct is “sinning greatly,” and Jesus came to save us from our sins.

    Jude 1:7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and PERVERSION. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

    (5) God labels Sodom’s sin as “sexual PERVERSION.”

    • Societies (again, ancient Rome) that remain in perversion are doomed — Remember SODOM!

    Romans 1:18, 24-28, 32 The WRATH OF GOD is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness…. [24] Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the DEGRADING of their bodies with one another. [25] They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen. [26] Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for UNNATURAL ones. [27] In the same way the MEN ALSO ABANDONED NATURAL RELATIONS WITH WOMEN AND WERE INFLAMED WITH LUST FOR ONE ANOTHER. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their PERVERSION. [28] Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done…. [32] Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

    (6) God’s Word identifies husband-wife relations as “NATURAL relations” and HOMOsexual relations as “UNNATURAL ones.” God defines same sex marriages, therefore, as “unnatural” relationships.

    • Again (27) God calls this “PERVERSION” that receives a “DUE PENALTY.”

    (7) God’s word also condemns “APPROVING of those who practice [homosexuality].”

    • That is why we need judges and legislators who will show their DISapproval of these things and will rule and legislate against gay marriages.

    Matthew 19:4-5 “Haven’t you read,” [Jesus] replied, “that at the beginning the CREATOR ‘made them MALE AND FEMALE,’ [5] and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?

    (8) Jesus settled this issue once for all — GOD made them “MALE and FEMALE … a MAN … [and] his WIFE”. I see this as one of the most compelling biblical arguments against gay marriage. Jesus Christ Himself referred back to the biblical creation account and confirmed God’s intent that marriage is to be between a man and a woman.

    1 Corinthians 6:11, KJV And such WERE some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    •• There is hope and forgiveness for all sins and all sinners who will repent and come to Jesus.

    Summary of Biblical Arguments Against Gay Marriage

    1. God lists “homosexual offenders” among “the wicked” (1 Corinthians 6:9).

    2. God lists “homosexual offenders” among those who He determines will “not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9).

    3. Historically, homosexuality has incurred God’s destructive wrath upon an entire city (Gen. 19:4-5, 11-13).

    4. God’s word defines the men of Sodom as “sinning greatly” because of their men having sex with men (Genesis 13:13; 19:5).

    5. God calls Sodom’s sin “sexual perversion” (Jude 1:7). Societies that remain in perversion (Sodom, Rome…) are on the road to destruction.

    6. God’s word identifies husband-wife relations as “natural relations” and homosexual relations as “unnatural ones” (Romans 1:26-27) and “perversion” (vs. 27).

    7. God’s word also rebukes those who “approve of those who practice” homosexuality (Romans 1:32).

    8. Jesus settled the marriage issue once for all, declaring that God had made them “male and female … a man … [and] his wife” (Matthew 19:4-5).

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