Sometimes it is painful to hear the words of someone I would consider a brother in Christ. I refer to comments by Ken Peters in Monday’s paper (“Churches in Spokane chart different paths,” May 25). He often seems to have a mistaken grasp of the Gospel and sometimes simply states nonsense.
My primary question is: What is the purpose behind the Church at Planned Parenthood? If his purpose is to minister to women seeking abortions, has he changed any minds and rescued women from this fatal act? I suspect he has not. Aren’t these services really just anti-abortion rallies?
We need to notice how Jesus handled sexual sin in the Gospels. His mission was to save lost people. He did not crusade against immorality. The Pharisees did that. Instead he met the woman caught in adultery and the woman at the well with love and compassion. “Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more.” How do we do this in our day? Is the Church at Planned Parenthood modeling Jesus’ ministry?
Also, his remarks about the closing of churches being some sort of “leftist plot” is simply disconnected from reality. Was it a leftist plot when the church choir in Mount Vernon spread the coronavirus, singing, and two members died? Was it a leftist plot when the pastors of an Arkansas church spread the virus to 35 members? No, it was the physics of how a virus works.
I believe in a God of miracles, but I find He seldom prevents thoughtless behavior from having consequences.