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Thanks for what you said. You really made me stop and think about my attitude to those who may be having difficulty living up to the "standards" we set in the name of Chrisitanity. I know they are God's standards but He IS the judge and not me. You are right, I believe God calls us to love not judge. We each have our own struggles, some may be more apparent than others. I am so thankful that you experienced and shared that kind of love and are able to see that this is the answer. Thanks for speaking up. Simply well put.
05/06/07
Brave words, and food for thought for many Christians. We need to have honest dialog about this issue, that's for sure.

Be aware of the correct use of "then" and "than", and you might want to do a quick edit of "my friend Kesha's church."

I'm glad to read your own story of redemption--very inspiring.

I do believe you wrote this article on Preference, and not Bible-believeing Biblical Christianity. Romans 1(KJV) clearly states how God feels about Sodomites.(The Biblical term) God tells us to tell sinners to REPENT! This new age religion wants us to accept everyone as they are, while shunning the fact, that God has Standards. Yes, God can forgive, but you must Repent! That means to turn from your wickedness, and Sin no More! I Corinthians 6:9,(KJV) tells us clearly who CANNOT inherit the Kingdom of God,
and effiminate is one of them.
We must tell the truth, for the truth will set you FREE!
05/07/07
I wrote in the article to tell them "you don't accept the sin they are in' meaning that they do need to ask for forgiveness but you can't convince someone by shouting at them and spitting Bible versus without first coming to them with love it says in the Bible (I am a Bible believing Chrisitan) "Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life -- in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing." Philippians 2:14-16 Everyone has sin in their lives, no one is perfect so we must keep everyone in our prayers that they know to reach out to Christ to help them in the sin they are in
"My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense -- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:1-2

05/07/07
here's one more scripture that I feel supports what I'm trying to get across,
"Therefore you are inexcusable , o man whosoever you are that judge:for wherein you judge one another, you condemn yourself; for you that judge do the same things." Romans 2:1
"Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." Romans 13:10
05/27/07
This article, combined with the little preaching service you bestowed on my poem...(which, incidentally, was written with no harm intended) has given me food for thought. Thank you for sharing Your thoughts.