I have recently learned that there is a bill before our Congress (H.R. 1592 / S. 1105) that, if enacted into law, would make it a crime to preach or teach that homosexual acts are sin. Under this bill, speaking out against homosexual acts is classified as a "hate crime," punishable with a fine and/or a prison sentence. I do not believe such a bill has any chance of being passed by our Congress at this time. However, it does indicate, symptomatically, where our nation is, morally. If we have any doubt as to whether or not homosexual acts are sin, we need to read the first chapter of the book of Romans in the New Testament. Our nation and the world, generally does not want to retain God in its knowledge. Therefore, God is giving it up to a debased mind, to do those things that are not fitting.
The Lord willing, the elders of the Pennsboro church of Christ will oversee their 2007 lectureship on the theme, "The Wrath of God Against All Unrighteousness of Men," September 9-12. The teachers will be directing their lessons toward the very things Paul addressed in Romans, chapter one. I urge all of our readers to attend these important lectures.
Children of God will continue to obey God rather than man. Acts 5:29. We know our only hope is in the truth of Jesus Christ, and we will preach the word in season and out. John 6:66-69; 8:31, 32; 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
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