God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is unchanging, omniscient, and omnipotent. He is God and author of the Bible — book for all time — both Old and New Testaments.
The New Testament reveals fulfillment of prophecies foretold in the Old. Jesus Christ died once on a cross to replace the constant sacrifice of animals upon altars. He died for our sins — past, present, and future; but His act of love does not give anyone license to deliberately and purposely live a life of sin. Also, speaking the truth, as the Bible defines it, is not spouting hatred.
We, as a society, have changed. No longer adhering to our parents’ teachings or biblical standards, we are persuaded to accept any kind of behavior in the name of tolerance and political correctness. Truth has not changed, however; right is right and wrong will always be wrong, regardless of what government or “society” dictates.
The Holy Spirit enters all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior (following sincere repentance) and should be allowed to direct the lives of born-again Christians. To repent is to “feel regret about a wrong or unwise action.” Common sense dictates one not repeat regretful acts.
Because famous people are “coming out” as gay and lesbian does not make that lifestyle wise or good. God says it is wrong — along with adultery, murder, theft, gossip, arrogance, lying, dishonoring parents, and other actions.
God commands us be better people — to love and help one another.
Amendment 1 to the Constitution of the United States guarantees there will be no … “abridging the freedom of speech …” Therefore, even if a scruffy looking redneck desires to express his beliefs, especially when asked, he has that right.
RUBY B. BRITT