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Letter to the Editor: Readers can see for themselves what Bible says

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

To the editor:

Jeanne Wells suggested that the Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah as told in Genesis doesn't mean what it states because of the New Testament. I invite people to read her reference to Matthew 10:7-16 and decide for themselves if Jesus is even talking about homosexuals. Wells seems to assume that people are not able to read and understand what is meant by abomination.

God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33). And his written Word is not to be questioned even by those who perceive themselves to be superior to 17-year-old Christians. While I acknowledge that all people are loved by God, I still believe there is no sin in heaven, according to his Word.

Wells informs us that the meaning of a key word, arsenokoitai, was lost but then proceeds to say she knows what it probably meant. It's true that all who accept God's gift of salvation will be with him in heaven, but he allows us to make that choice. Wells has attempted to rewrite a Bible that rejects the sin of homosexuality. Perhaps she would like to read Psalms 12:6-7 and Jeremiah 23/36 and give us her spin regarding those verses.

To everyone else, I ask you to consider Matthew 24:24. Beware of false prophets even when they profess to be human-rights activists.

JAMES MURRAY

Cape Girardeau