[CS-FSLUG] PD: Rick Warren: Opposed to gay marriage, not gay partnerships

Warren Sanders warren at sandersonline.org
Mon Dec 29 17:51:51 CST 2008

Fred A. Miller wrote:
> Warren Sanders wrote:
>> Fred A. Miller wrote:
>>> The problem with ANYONE in the pulpit, or ANY so-called Christian leader
>>> or denomination that approves of homosexuality in ANY form is that it is
>>> an approval of sin! And, that is my complaint and WELL founded in
>>> Scripture. It has NOTHING to do with anything but condoning people
>>> living in sin! I have the SAME reaction to those in Christianity who
>>> have molested children, for example. Just so no one thinks I'm picking
>>> on queers....I'm not.
>> This is somewhat disturbing.  I would not suggest sexual sin be grounds
>> for refused entry in a church.  I do not see how calling it "approval of
>> sin" by allowing those seeking forgiveness of their sin.  There are many
>> folks who do not understand yet they are living in sin.  I understand
>> you did not say this, but when speaking on this, I think it is very
>> important for pre-Christians to know they are welcome.  Love the sinner
>> not the sin.
> Of course, and correct...I didn't say that. What I'm talking about is
> CONDONING any sin, not just homosexuality.
>> I often hear professed Christians being quite abrasive when speaking
>> truths.  I'm not disagreeing with what they are saying... just
>> disagreeing with their delivery.  We must not feed solid food to
>> pre-Christians expecting them to fully understand.  See what Hebrews
>> 5:11-14 says.
> It's simple....love the sinner, but not the sin. However, in doing so,
> the sinner must understand that God DEMANDS that there must be
> repentance, which includes asking for forgiveness AND NOT committing
> that sin any longer. The problem is that most homosexuals want to keep
> their sinful lifestyle AND be part of the Christian community. That,
> based on Scripture, is IMPOSSIBLE.
> Fred

Yes I agree with you.

Warren Sanders

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