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Christians are Being Misunderstood

Barbados Advocate, February 7, 2005

By Patricia Bynoe

I have deliberately taken the time to write out this Scripture for clarity in this debate about homosexuality and prostitution. Sir, from my reading I am convinced that yet again Christians are being misunderstood in their stance against the Legalisation of this act. Romans 1:20-32

For the invisible things of him from creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

(22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. (23) And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beast, and creeping things.

(24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the list of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves; (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worship and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed for ever.

(26) For this cause God gave them up to vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

(27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the women, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves the recompense of their error which was meet. (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do the those things that are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

(31) Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable unmerciful: (32) who knowing the Judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of dearth, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

We sing (or once sang) in our National Anthem: The Lord has been the people’s guide for the past 300 years. With Him still on the people side we have no doubts or fears. Do you think that if we Legalise Prostitution and Homosexuality we will still have this privilege? Let us not take God for granted for He is no respecter of persons!

[Sounds like this sort of "Christian" is understood perfectly. -Bob]

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