"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

And Speaking of Abominations

We conservative Evangelicals feel irate umbrage toward Sodomites and their socio-political agenda, as well we should; God’s Word says plenty about those who practice deviant behavior. We love to point out where God used the word, “abomination,” to describe such practices, especially the likes of Leviticus 18:22.

Too bad we forget to notice the dozens of other passages that mention abominations. Seems that homosexuality is only one of the transgressions that make God sick. Proverbs 6:16-19 mentions seven of them, and Proverbs 16:5 deserves special consideration: Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

That begs the question, “How many conservative Evangelicals harbor pride in their hearts? And woe to anyone who would suggest they remove the mote from their own eyes before tugging at the beam in the homosexual’s eye. Yes, the “gay” agenda hopes to destroy our society’s moral shorings, and we’re right to oppose the changes they propose, but let’s not make it a matter for a personal, moral crusade. We need too much eye surgery to even consider operating on them.

And besides, who set the hierarchy on abominations, anyway?

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