People are asking how two, intelligent young men could turn into unthinking, uncaring, fanatical monsters? They are looking to the other side of the world to find the answer. They shouldn't bother. They should just read the letters pages of the American press. Take this letter to THE TIMES HERALD. If there is a difference between the thinking of a miltant Islamist and the bloke who wrote this screed I have to admit I can't perceive it.
Not long ago, a Washington National Cathedral spokesperson said the church would soon begin hosting same-sex marriage.
The cathedral’s dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, said, “My reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be.”
Well, Gary Hall is wrong. The Bible is very specific. It states that homosexuals, unless they repent of their sins, will not inherit the kingdom of God — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God because they practiced such deviant behavior — Genesis 19. The Bible warns us about people such as Gary Hall. They are false prophets who spread lies — Matthew 7:15.
Why do people risk eternal death? They know they will one day die and everyone knows, whether they admit it that this type of behavior is wrong.
The answer can be found in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. Once people reject Jesus Christ as their lord and savior, “God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie. That they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
(JON HALL China Township, April 18)