I wasn’t aware that Pastor Mark had recently answered the “is homosexuality a sin?” question, but here it is. Handled in an unusually sensitive, but firm manner.
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~ by WriterRand on August 14, 2008.
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Wow, I’ve heard all the raves about Mars Hill, but this is the first I’ve seen of their preaching. It seems like a fast-talking, scripture-dropping, sales pitch to me. For some convoluted reason he thew in the trinity being analogous to heterosexual marriage which seems far-fetched and a little humorous to me (traditionally, are not all members of the trinity referred to as the same gender?).
He gets points for emphasizing homosexuality is no worse than other sexual sins, but I’m disappointed he didn’t more clearly differentiate between homosexuality and homosexual behavior. Even assuming Christianity condemns same-sex behavior, simply being gay and having same-sex attractions is not any more sinful than being unmarried straight with opposite-sex attractions.
Norm! said this on August 15, 2008 at 6:59 am | Reply
Yeah, I’m a little disappointed in the failure to differentiate the difference between attractions and acts, especially since one of the deacons just popped up with the whole “God gave us over to unnatural lusts because of our sins” business. (Really? And people who claim to be born with this orientation are…are…what?)
We don’t have it all the way down, and like most churches, we’re better and worse than others in many areas.
And as for the fast-talking scripture-dropping method? Welcome to Mars Hill!
formerlygay said this on August 15, 2008 at 7:07 am | Reply
Homosexuality is not a sin. Period. Love is never a sin, but hate is.
Shelly said this on August 17, 2008 at 3:27 am | Reply
Homosexual sex is a sin.
And you need a better definition of love.
formerlygay said this on August 17, 2008 at 9:38 am | Reply
I agree. I am sure that many heteros in adulterous sexual affairs feel love for each other…why else would they be in the situation in the first place? If they feel “love” for each other, does that cancel out a commandment?
robert said this on August 17, 2008 at 11:26 am | Reply
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