Take care in examining religious views

The sexual orientation of Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson is an issue to anyone who holds everything in the Bible as absolute truth. In his article on Wednesday,Keith J. Powell misinterpreted Bible Scriptures like many Christians and non-Christians do on a daily basis.

How does one begin to define a Christian these days? Mankind, in my opinion, has defined a Christian as simply one who believes in God but to ensure yourself of making it to heaven, one has to do more than simply believe in God so says the Bible.

How is it unfair for people to selectively believe? Everyone believes what they want to believe, therefore we all selectively believe. There are many things in the Bible that are hard to understand and God can give us understanding if we talk to Him but at the same time, many Scriptures are self explanatory.

Since many people interpret Scriptures from the Bible in various ways, many religions have been created as a result. One could say that since the Bible was not written by God, it has flaws since man is not flawless but God is.

However NKJV 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reads: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

The reason why many Christians believe homosexuality is wrong is because the Bible says it is. NKJV 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 reads: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be Deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” That’s a Scripture many homosexuals and Keith Powell misinterpret or act as if it’s not even in the Bible. God is love and in His word, which is the Bible, he tells us all that we need to do is love one another.

Therefore all true Christians hate the sin of homosexuality but love the sinner. In response to yesterday’s article, “Church succumbed to social pressures,” Aaron Bailey makes many solid points. His strongest point was the fact that society doesn’t tolerate Christianity anymore and we see proof of that in Powell’s article.

Who’s right and who’s wrong? It’s not our call because heaven only knows and only God can judge us. We believe what we believe by faith but I’m certain we will all know the absolute truth one day.