A most excellent post...I have been taking a closer look at Romans Chapter 1 over the past few months. Will our ‘tolerance’ of homosexuality and failure to acknowledge G-d as Creator lead to America’s destruction? Is that why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed?
re: “You enable homosexuals, by your failure to OBEY God!”
So, let me get this straight - you are killing homosexuals and thinking that this is obedience to God’s commands??
And, you think that because I’m not killing homosexuals that I am “disobeying” God?
re: “I say again I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!”
And, I say again - you do not know what you are talking about in regard to the scriptures. You have been fed some half-truths by the World Wide Church of God, which, until recently, was considered a non-Christian cult by all conservative Christian denominations.
Depending on the publishing date of the materials you got from Ambassador College - if it is pre-1990’s, it is from the time the World Wide Church of God was a cult. You should not trust the theology or the scholarship of any of its materials.
Just google the Ambassador College or the World Wide Church of God and you will get plenty of information.
Apparently when H. Armstrong died, his successor, Joseph Tkach Sr., attempted to lead the church away from Armstrong’s heretical beliefs (denial of the Trinity, that the British colonies in America were made up of the lost tribes of Israel, that the apocalypse would begin 1936, 1943, then 1972 just to name a few). Mr. Tkach has had mixed success at leading the movement to orthodox Christianity. The group has splintered into at least 90 different groups.
If the Ambassador College material you are looking at is pre-Joseph Tkach, then the material is not orthodox Christianity - you are getting your Biblical information from a highly questionable source.
Here is one of several links to this information:
Regardless though, you didn’t respond to any of the Biblical passages I gave you regarding compassion for the lost. I’m not denying that sin has a terrible effect on individuals and society - this is why God sent His Son for us. God has compassion on us and I’m so glad He did or none of us would be saved.
I urge you to rethink your position and read the Bible without the “helps” from the World Wide Church of God.