Gerry Hill | Love Prevails notes how a false teaching pastor left the United Methodist Church (eventually) after admitting that he lied at his ordination vows. Good for him! Sort of. He is still horribly wrong about the Bible, but at least he has ‘fessed up about his lies and is leaving the denomination. If only other pastors and lay people with his beliefs would do the same!
I left this comment, but I don’t think it will make it out of moderation:
Thanks for admitting that you lied at your ordination vows. I wish other wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing clergy would leave like you did.
Your canard about people committing suicide because churches won’t marry them is another lie. Do some research. Their sexual preferences are often a consequence of other issues, not the cause.
I wish the pro-LGBTQ lay people would leave as well.
“I have always known, to the core of my soul, that Jesus loves and accepts all people.”
Statements like that betray a non-Christian worldview. Jesus accepts all who repent and believe. If you shake your fist at God, as you are doing, then you are not meeting God on his terms. He set very gracious terms, but you don’t get to sit in judgment of them.
The Bible couldn’t be more clear. Bible-believing Christians and even two out of the three types of pro-gay people* (religious or not) can see these truths:
100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior describe it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).planned
0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions of any kind.
* The three general types of pro-gay theology people: 1. “The Bible says homosexuality is wrong but it isn’t the word of God” (obviously non-Christians) 2. “The Bible says it is wrong but God changed his mind and is only telling theological Liberals” (only about 10 things wrong with that) 3. “The Bible is the word of God but you are just misunderstanding it” (Uh, no, not really.)
If you really love people you won’t lie to them about this and more:
- That their behavior is rebellion against God, but forgiveness and and healing are possible through Jesus.
- They were not “born that way,” and even if they were that wouldn’t excuse them from acting on their impulses. Things like sexual attraction can and do change.
- That gays have 40+ times higher rates of Syphilis and HIV, partly because 62% of men who know they are HIV-positive have unprotected sex with men.