Pharos-Tribune

November 10, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: What does God say about homosexuality?


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---- — What does God sayabout homosexuality?

Tell people what “God says” — not what “you think.” The Bible is God’s word. II Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

What does God say about “homosexuality”? Genesis 13 is the account of Abram and Lot deciding to go separate ways. Lot chooses Sodom. Chapter 13:13, “Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinning greatly against the Lord.” Genesis 18:20-21, God comes down to check out Sodom and Gomorrah to see how “grievous” their sins are. Chapter 19: Two angels come to Sodom to rescue Lot and his family because God plans to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their wickedness. Verses 4-5, “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Lot offers his two virgin daughters, but they refuse them. Verses 24-25, God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin.

Leviticus 18:22, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable” — Deuteronomy 22:5, “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.” Judges 19:22-23, homosexuals again ask for men to be sent out to them so they can have sex with them. They refuse the man’s virgin daughter.

Read Luke 17:20-37, Romans 1:18-32 noting verses 26-27, “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” Read I Corinthians 6:9-10. Read II Peter 2:1-10 A. II Timothy, 4:3-4, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” Jude 1:7, “In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” Revelation 21:8, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Read God’s word so you won’t be led astray. The “world” wants you to listen to “man” not “God”. Man can legalize sins but their laws won’t hold up on judgment day. I am not judging but informing.

Carol Felker

Lake Cicott

Galveston department gets a bad rap

I am writing this letter in regards to Galveston Fire Department and first responders. In the past, there has been negative reported about our little town and I just wanted the thank the Galveston first responders in the quick respond in taking care of me on Halloween night.

They are the best and I couldn’t have asked for better care or service. To all of you who work in this department, thank you for your time and service.

Joyce Miller

Galveston

Thanks for makingevent a big success

The Baptist Temple observed its fifth annual Harvest Party on Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 2013. We would like to thank all those who helped make it a success.

We had great food with 66 in attendance and gave out wonderful gifts donated by local businesses. A big thank you to all those businesses. It is great when you live in a community that is so wiling to help others.

We want to thank all those who prepared the food, made the cakes for the cakewalk and cleaning up when we were done. Everyone left with something to take home. Again we want to thank you for what you did.

Rev. Howard and Bonnie Wade

Logansport

Run/walk a successfor Lucerne Lions Club

The Lucerne Lions Club would like to thank everyone who helped make our First Annual Running with the Lions 5K Run/Walk a success. Thanks to all our sponsors for without you we couldn’t have done it: Road ID, It’s Who I Am, Wealth Management Solutions LLC, Lucerne Feed & Grain LLC, Schroder’s Motors Inc., Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, The Community State Bank; Royal Center, 12 Mile, Kewanna, McGovern’s Family Dinning, Jeffrey D. Stanton, P.C., Creative Promotions & The Trophy Factory, Logansport Savings Bank, Zagajewski Construction, North Central CO-OP, Logansport Shrine Club, Lucerne Christian Church, Lucerne Lions Club, Logansport Automotive, Inc. NAPA Auto Parts, Lu An Connor, Master Hairstylist, Pat and Charlie Short, Bob-O-Link Drive In, Logan Tire Service, L & J Bonnell’s Gas & Grocery, Dye Lumber, Royal Center.

And to all our runners, it wouldn’t have been much of a race without you. The proceeds from the race will help with maintaining and purchasing of new playground equipment for our park. We hope to see you all back next year and bring a friend!

For pictures and results, look us up on Facebook.

Dirk Raderstorf

Lucerne Lions Club