October 5, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Wrong behavior matters

 

In response to the Sept. 28 letter titled “Jesus didn’t judge,” while it is true that Jesus did not specifically discuss homosexuality, he also did not discuss many lifestyles that he probably would have identified as wrong behavior.

The overriding message of Jesus was love and forgiveness. He taught that we should love everyone, fully aware that we are all imperfect. He also taught that all sins without forgiveness from God are equal stumbling blocks to spending eternity with Him. In His eyes, there is no difference between a thief or a murderer if the end goal is spending eternity in heaven.

Bottom line? We should all love each other more and judge each other less, while never losing sight of the fact that wrong behavior will keep the door to heaven locked if God is not asked for forgiveness.

However, Lee Freese is mistaken about the New Testament not mentioning homosexuality. I refer readers to 1 Corinthian 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10 and Romans 1:27.

Joel Novin

Spokane

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