Reckless Words

I was going to show the original video but I just can’t bring myself to give this guy any more attention than he’s already getting. I wouldn’t post on it at all but some in the media have portrayed him as representing how Christians in the U.S. feel about homosexuality.

A few days ago, Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church posted a video to his church’s website calling for the concentration and ultimate death of “queers and homosexuals.” If you really must see the video, click on the link to Dennis Burk’s blog at the bottom of this post. Burk and other Christian leaders have condemned this man’s behavior.

Honestly, ask yourself, how long have you been a believer? And have you ever heard a pastor or other Christian leader speak this way? I know in my thirty-one years as a Christian and in my exposure to many many pastors, church leaders, and Christian bloggers online, I’ve never heard any Christian leader write or speak in this manner.

Jesus loved the adulterous woman from John chapter 8 and Jesus loves those who live a gay lifestyle.

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

John 8:3-11


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