“A moral and judicial travesty”

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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3 Responses to “A moral and judicial travesty”

  1. James Bradshaw says:

    Do you believe idolatry is a sin? What about blasphemy and heresy? Yet, the Constitution essentially enshrines the right to engage in all of these, no? After all, it explicitly permits Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons and Scientologists to practice their faith in the US (and to allow atheists the right to practice none at all).

    Do you think the God of the Old Testament would have approved? Somehow, I don’t.

  2. Ken Temple says:

    Hi James,
    Thanks for your comment; I think we covered this issue before.

    You don’t seem to want to understand the change of application of societal law from the Old Covenant Theocracy of Israel (Old Testament), and the New Covenant of the church in all nations/peoples and countries and political boundaries, and that the abolition of the Theocracy of Israel changed the way the laws of God are applied in society. Israel’s Biblical Theocracy has not existed since 70 AD. (destruction of the temple and scattering of Jews all over the world)

    Yes, those things are sins. And yes, the US Constititution gives freedom of religion for those groups.

    Marriage is a creation ordinance for all cultures and all humanity – Genesis 1-2; Matthew 19:4-6.
    Every culture knows that there is no such thing as “same sex marriage” – it does not even exist. It is not a marriage. Every culture knows that homosexuality is a sin and wrong and a distortion and brokenness. I remember a few years ago, the Dalai Lama, known for his peace-making emphasis, being clear that homosexuality is wrong.

    The God of the NT (the same God of the OT) does not approve of those sins either, but the New Testament does not dictate a Theocracy government to punish those sins. Excommunication from church, yes; but not fines or physical punishments.

  3. Ken Temple says:

    The inspired apostle has a list of sins, some of them are capital crimes in the OT law; but Paul does not say “execute them”; rather Paul says that God has the power to forgive, justify, sanctify and cleanse them – the power of the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to change a life. “such were some of you” shows that God can change a person. God is more powerful than same sex attractions, or people thinking they are the opposite sex in their minds and emotions than what their chromosomes and body that God created them with are. People can be forgiven and restored if their is repentance and faith in Christ.

    “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

    1 Cor. chapter 5 – Paul shows that the punishment for unrepentant sin is excommunication (putting them out of the church).

    2 Cor. chapter 2 – it is possible for someone who later repents to be forgiven and restored to the church.

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