Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Jesus said, "'No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit.'" Luke 6:43 (NRSV)
I would suggest that the attitude of orthodox Christianity towards sex in general, and homosexuality in particular, has borne bad fruit.
The repressive attitude which the Church has traditionally brought to sex has produced the scandals of child sexual abuse.
And its attitude to homosexuality has produced persecution of gays and lesbians all over the world.
So, if these doctrines have borne bad fruit, they must be bad doctrines.
My prayer is that the Church will wake up and change these bad doctrines before it is too late.
The Church must admit its guilt and change or Christianity will die out altogether.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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