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Posted by Melinda on September 18, 2012 at 08:26 AM in :Melinda Penner, Apologetics, Christianity & Culture, Ethics | Permalink
Here's a quote from the booklet that I thought I was going to take issue with, but turns out I kinda agree with it:
One principle unmistakably clear in Scripture is this: God is not primarily after behavioral modification, but heart change.
The author goes on to say that simply "forcing" a practising homosexual to stop that type of behaviour is merely a band-aid and masks the true issue, that of the heart condition that is causing that behaviour.
1 John 3:6 makes this very argument when it says:
No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him.
It's the idea that our behaviour is merely an outward manifestation of what's in our hearts. If we claim to be Christian, but then continue in an unrepentant, repetitive pattern of sinful behaviour, that indicates that our hearts are not truly repentant, and therefore, not really a Christian.
September 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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