Eighty years ago, I learned “the B-i-b-l-e, yes that’s the book for me/ I stand alone on the word of God/the B-i-b-l-e.” You say that’s a children’s song. You mean it’s not true like Santa Claus? Are you man enough to sing this with a group of children today? If not, is your Christianity real?
Children spend several grades in elementary school. They get a basic introduction to knowledge, which they can build on the rest of their lives. Isn’t vacation Bible school an important introduction to Christianity that children can build on the rest of their lives. At 86, I am still building on my childhood Sunday school and elementary school education.
I retired from pastoring 23 years ago. My education is continuing in Christianity, world history, science, et al. What I have learned in the last 23 years is there is a lot more learning and applying what I learn to my daily life.
Yes, I am still sinful and confess my sins daily as well as attend Sunday school and worship weekly. My wife and I enter into daily devotion on weekdays, and we both have our own private devotions. We do not hate the LGBT group. God loves them and so do we. However, the lifestyle they live rejects God’s Bible teaching just as the citizens of Canaan and Sodom did. He destroyed Sodom. He led Israel into Canaan and ordered Canaanite destruction.
In Jericho, we read of Rahab the prostitute who protected the Israelite spies in Jericho. She and her family were saved when Jericho was destroyed. Read Matthew 1 and find her name in Jesus’ family tree. It is not said, but apparently she left her lifestyle of prostitution.
For you of the LGBT group, I pray for you. I also uphold God’s word that your lifestyle rejects the teachings in God’s word and pray that you will hear his truth and turn from your lifestyle as did Rahab because the way you are now living is also rebellion against God and you are lost. God loves you, but your lifestyle has shut him out from you. Let the B-i-b-l-e speak to you.
George C. Kaulbach