I’m amazed

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

that people still think that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is about homosexuality…and use it in their rants about how Christians in America need to be really scared for the fire and brimstone consequences of our acceptance of people who are homosexuals. First, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about God punishing people for their homosexuality. It is about God punishing a people who were known for their gross lack of hospitality to strangers…Kindness and love of “strangers” and the “foreigner” are part of the very heart of God. It is who he/she is. Throughout the Old Testament God put down guidelines about how his/her people were to be set apart. Those things which were to make them look different so that the whole world would take notice and turn to God. Kindness and hospitality were such a huge part of God’s guidelines. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah were given the chance to welcome Lot’s visitors. When they did not God had had enough and destroyed them.

Second,  I do not believe that the church in America, for the most part, has accepted homosexuals. We are known more for our hate and intolerance than our love. Sad. I do agree that Christians in America have reason to fear God’s judgement. I believe though that it has a lot more to do with our lack of love put into action for a world in need…and our seduction by this empire we reside in. If we were really following the way of Christ here then a lot more of us would be getting executed or disappearing to Guantanamo Bay.

May God give us the courage to stand true in the midst of the empire. May we live out our calling to live counter to the culture. To live lives set apart to the only true God. To be willing to follow our God to the cross because of how much we love people.

  1. i can never tell who is writing which post!


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