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So can we also agree, based on Matthew 25:31-40, that if we do not feed the hungry, satisfy the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, tend the sick, AND visit the prisoner, that Christ does not accept us, regardless of how celibate we may be in our singleness?
And what if a self-avowed, practicing homosexual is doing all of these things in the name of Jesus Christ?
I'm not saying that this is a slam dunk, but I think we need more depth to our consideration, on all sides.

Mike Cooper


It is not either/or. If you and I have accepted Christ as our Savior, you and I should WANT to be celibate in singleness, to feed the hungry, visit those in prison, and generally do what Jesus calls us to do through the Scriptures.

The difference that I see when this issue is raised is that while we as United Methodists often fall far short of the mark concerning our treatment of the sick, hungry, imprisoned, etc, no one argues that we shouldn't do those things. That is not the case with homosexual behavior, where a significant protion of the church is arguing to reject Scripture.

Mike Cooper

Jordan 1

ah i loved reading that post! sounds gorgeous, can't wait until tomorrow!

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