A response to a recent letter in The Marietta Times entitled, "Many of faith support same-sex marriage." The letter tries to substantiate that belief by what different "faiths believe citing as proof a number of 'clergy,'" including the Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie, Gene Robinson, and Mary Glasspool. In this person's response, the battle line has been drawn. If you believe the holy scriptures to be the inherent and unchangeable word of God, then your position has been established. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (Mark 13:31, KJV).
It really makes no difference what I think or feel. Neither does it make any difference what Mary Glasspool or Joe Biden or even President Obama thinks.
If the bible is the word of God, no Synod, no religious council, or no conference can change it. Jesus Christ himself said, "He that rejected me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." (John 12:48, KJV).
It is not a matter of hating someone, not being intolerant, or being unkind, but it is a matter of what the scriptures call sin. If you believe the bible, then there is only "one faith." (Ephesians 4:5, KJV).
You cannot pick and choose what you think or feel bible-believing people will stand on what the word of God says. Though the winds of change may blow, I personally will take my stand with the eternal word of God.
I echo the words of Joshua in Joshua 24:15 KJV, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose hands ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."