We all fall short of God’s targets
RE: Anglicans battered but on the side of right (July 16)
Folks with some affinity for religion may want a Father in heaven who is kind and well-disposed toward them. However, many overlook the necessity of reading carefully the Bible he has left for the faithful. For example, God instituted marriage between one man and one woman at the very beginning of creation.
In Romans we read that God does not condone homosexual practices.
The Anglican Church has placed itself above God, or at the very least, she no longer reads the entire Bible, disregarding the passages that have become inconvenient. The editor applauds the decision. He states: “It makes sense in terms of the church’s relevance.” He then follows with: “Everyone knows that the drive for equity and mutual respect won’t be turned back. Get with it or get out of the way.”
He should know there are many Christians who will do neither since a church can only be relevant when she honours God’s word. In this context that means we do this by striving for mutual respect while disapproving of an unbiblical lifestyle. And to do so in humble awareness that all of us fall far short of the mark God has set for us. W. Smouter, Mount Hope