Openly Wrong

October 1, 2007

Openly gay minister, Michelle Strecker, practicing in the church in contradiction to the Bible (photo courtesy of the Toldeo Blade)

There was new controversy in the Presbyterian Church this week regarding the ordination of gay priests, as the Bible forbids it.

This practice contravenes the Bible, as God spoke of homosexuality as a sin that one should turn from and ask for forgiveness regarding.

Contrary to what some in Hollywood try to drum into the public’s consciousness, people are not born gay. It is a choice.

While God grants us all free will, to ordain a gay minister is a flagrant violation of the Bible. God’s grace will not be over the church that does this. It is in the New Testament. Furthermore, the Old Testament writes of God’s standards in this regard.

Preachers, bishops and priests are held to a higher standard and openly contradicting God’s word is to willfully fall short of the tenets of faith.

This is not to condemn anyone, as God offers you the chance to turn from homosexuality and all other sexual sins, such as adultery and fornication.

The Bible says “All have sinned” and this is true. However, once we are given the truth via the word of God, we must make a change for the better to be instep with the Lord.

article found here

Members of a regional body in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have rejected a proposal supporting gay ordination.

Maumee Valley Presbytery, the PC(USA) body of northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan, voted 61-56 on Tuesday against the proposal and held off a vote on a more specific ban against the ordination of gays and lesbians until November.

“We lost,” said the Rev. Michelle Stecker, the only openly gay ordained minister in the regional body, according to The Toledo Blade.

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