March 12, 2013

Letter: Godly lives needed for stronger America

— I am writing concerning the letter by Christian Hurd, a Northwest High student. I am glad to see one so young concerned about his baby brother and generations yet unborn. He wrote, “I want a better, stronger America, where progress is the only option.” Christian, to go forward is progress only if you are on the right path.

We are not on the right path when we, who say we are Christian, are for homosexual marriage. The Lord himself spoke unto Moses in the Bible, saying, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.” It is also clear in Genesis, chapter 19, when the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah by raining brimstone and fire from heaven, that it is a grievous sin to practice homosexuality. Genesis 18-20. Also in 2 Peter, chapter 2, verse 6, “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly.” Also read Romans, chapter 1, verses 21-32.

Homosexual marriage is going against the Lord and his Word. No one who is a Bible-believing Christian will be for a marriage between two men or two women. They already have the same rights to marry as anyone else as long as it is one of the opposite sex. The Bible in Romans refers to homosexuality as a vile affection, changing the natural use into that which is against nature, and men leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.

We should not be unkind to any of God’s creation, but neither should we support them in a lifestyle that God says is abomination. We should speak God’s truth to them for we do not set the standard for righteous living, God does in his Word, the Bible.

The only way to a better and stronger America is to live moral and godly lives. In the words of our second president, John Adams, “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”


Helen L. Kizer