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In Theory:

Youths’ image of Christianity

October 20, 2007

Are we anti-gay? Well, we're certainly anti-homosexuality. Why? Because "the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God . . . . Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual" (1 Corinthians 6:9). We don't determine this, God does.

Are we hypocrites? Unequivocally, yes! We're sinners, and though we know God's commands, we fail. Yet God knows this and accepts us anyway through Christ. Pagan homosexuals and the unbelieving fools care nothing for God, and so they're not hypocritical, just blatantly guilty! The saint knows his sin, admits it, and gains clemency because of Jesus.

It's unfortunate if today's youth cannot countenance a Christianity that actually opposes evil and champions righteousness.

Is that the church's fault, or the parents who have relinquished their duty of raising godly children? How often I hear the insipid idiocy of parents who say they won't teach their children Christianity because they want to let them grow up and decide for themselves! Would such parents let their children decide whether to play in the street?

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I would that the youth had brains, and used them to inform their souls. For any such that do, come to my church, and I promise not to simply parrot cultural wisdom.

REV. BRIAN GRIEM

Senior Pastor

MontroseCommunity Church.org


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