Kevin Greer Comments
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. Indeed, this mindset can be a struggle especially in contentious election years like this one, and it's something I need to have my head on straight about too. I'll be praying for the successful of yourself, myself, and others (in addition to the state of the country & world) as November draws closer.
I fail to see how the article "minimizes" the issue of homosexuality. Instead, Steven Britt's piece actually goes so far as to address the causes of its widespread acceptance: a failure to teach children - and all people - of God and His holy Law (Rom. 7:12). A people with God's commandments "in [their] heart" would know what He says about such actions (Deut. 6:1-9). Since this lack of instruction causes "acceptance of homosexuality," it's easy to see why Britt characterizes it as a larger, "worse" issue. If the lack of teaching were appropriately addressed, its results would begin to disappear.
Divorce is only "biblical" in the proper context; please consider reading our study paper for more information: http://bit.ly/1KbytEX. Divorce is something that "He [God] hates" (Mal. 2:16).
An important biblical definition of sin is "missing the mark," and by failing to teach children of God we do fall short of the standard He has set for us in this area (Eph. 6:4, Deut. 6:1-9). "Negligence" is still sin, and all sin yields death (Rom. 6:23). We would do well to focus on the latter part of that statement: God's loving gift of "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
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Thank you friend! Absolutely - a little kindness goes a long way!