I read a very disturbing column on the Faith page in last week’s paper (Oct. 31). The letter was from Rev. Rebecca Kemper Poos.
If she has indeed heard “disparaging words” about others because of race or religion, or social status or even sexual expression, then shame on those who think such thoughts and say such words.
However, the focus of her letter was actually an indictment of Biblically-sound churches whom she perceives to be judgmental and bigoted. Her letter had little to do with race, religion or social status…it had to do with homosexuality and the gay lifestyle.
She devotes an entire paragraph to quote a letter (last March) from Grace Church. The focus of that extensive quote is “sexual orientation.”
Rev. Kemper Poos would like all churches to adopt the secular position that all lifestyles are equally embraceable and acceptable to God. In other words, everybody’s right and nobody’s wrong (except those with strong convictions about God and His Word).
I can’t imagine where a Christian pastor adopts such a secular “inclusive” point of view.
Everyone IS welcome in our churches – Christ holds out His arms and welcomes one and all. We are all sinners in need of redemption. “Come as you are,” He says, but don’t stay as you came. And that applies to us all.
Jesus told the woman caught in adultery, “woman, where are your accusers? ... neither do I condemn you ... go and sin no more.”
A modern day proverb says, “Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.”