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Homosexuals - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 43
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1 Corinthians 9:9-11
Jul 08, 2012 pm - A few weeks ago President Obama came out in favor of same-sex marriage. Some hailed the news as a breakthrough for civil rights, as great as the abolition of slavery. Others saw it as the end of Western Civilization, as the final proof that the world has gone mad. Whatever you make of his words, you have to admit they're important. Most of what politicians say is fluff: this is not fluff. Same-sex marriage, if implemented, will change the world. For good or bad. Whether and how this should affect our voting in November is worth thinking about, but it is not the topic of my sermon this afternoon. I'm going to assume that same-sex marriage will be implemented in the next few years, and even if it isn't, that more and more gays and lesbians will come out of the closet-and into our lives. How can we live with practicing homosexuals, men and women who are openly gay, even promoting their cause? This is not a political question, but a personal one. It is a spiritual matter, one that demands hard thinking and wise living for us to navigate. THREE RESPONSES I am not the first man to ask the question, of course. For years, Christian leaders have thought about it, and responded to it, but ... More >>>

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