Christians should not be debating it.
Thats like Christians debating daughters marrying their fathers.
Just because the world is sick and depraved - does not mean we have to go there.
What about those that have been raped and molested and are afraid of adults so now they are pedophiles?
Is pedophilia ok and it should not be preached against?
Should we start allowing those that dabble in it off the hook like those that are into other PERVERTED acts?
And you call yourself a Prophetess?!?
Look stop taking sides with these perverts - its wrong just like adulterers and theives are.
If you knew someone robbed banks - should their acts and them not be preached against?
Yes we MUST love them by telling them the truth.
That if they continue in their perverted ways - they will go to hell.
Also let them know that they must REPENT of these wicked sins.
Also they dare NOT hold any kind of office or position in the Church - not even sing on the choir or play the organ or usher the folk to their seats.
WHY? because if it is an open sin (meaning everyone knows about it) that means it is a sin that makes the BODY of Christ (Church) look bad.
So you can take up for their perverted devilish ways but God will judge you for doing that.
Should there be a standard in the church that a pedophile not hold an office or sing on the choir?
Should there be a standard in the church that the man that sleeps with his daughter not hold an office or sing on the choir?
Dont you know it is more to worshiping God than singing?
Dont you know that when you OBEY the scriptures and kill the flesh - that is a part of worshiping God?
And no one said they could not praise Him or sing to Him - just dont do it as a part of the Churches choir.
How can you church folk claim to love Jesus and you don't do His commandments to LOVE, FEED and CLOTHE?!
How about you Mr. Hall?!
How many people have you feed, clothed, gave money to, brought into your home and showed love to?!
Or is your "ministry" one-sided and full of self-importance?!
While it is true that we all still struggle with our old Adamic sin nature, that doesn't mean that God accepts our deliberate rebellion and destructive lifestyles! For people to live in an on-going homosexual lifestyle is indicative that they are not truly converted! When a person has genuinely repented of their sin, they do not celebrate their sinful lifestyle, they mourn over it and make every effort to leave that life behind them. That is why the Bible gives a strong warning about those who are "professing" Christians, to "examine their hearts to see if they are really in the faith!"
Well said, Bro Cooper.
And Prophetess, you said alot but you did not answer any of my questions.