To: Editor, Farmville Herald
From: Fillmer Hevener, 392-6255
Recently there has been discussion in your Letters’ column
concerning what Christ said and didn’t say concerning
abortion and homosexuality. The Bible makes clear that (1)
whatever is written in Scripture is from God and (2) that
Christ is God.
Here are several Biblical passages to support this
1. “I and the Father are one….” John 10: 30-33.
2. “Before Abraham was born, I am….” (Christ is from the
3. “He who beholds me beholds the One Who sent me….” John 12:
4. “He who has seen me has seen the Father…. John 14: 6-9.
5. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction….” 2
What does Scripture say about abortion? Read Exodus 21:
22-26. The passage notes that if men fighting strike a
pregnant mother and cause an early birth, they are to be
punished by law, but if this child dies at birth, the ones
responsible shall give “life for life.” Also, the sixth of
the Ten Commandments states: “Thou shall not kill (murder.)
Taking the life of an innocent child, inside or outside the
womb, is murder.
What does Scripture say about homosexuality? Although much
is written, here are several texts that address
homosexuality. It is called an “abomination.” Man lying with
man is an “abomination.” Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13. In the
Bible, sodomy is synonymous with homosexuality. Sodomy is
forbidden. Deuteronomy 23:17. Also, Romans 1: 26, 27
condemns homosexuality between women.
The Bible teaches that Christ is God, and that “all
Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” Therefore,
whatever is written in Scripture is from Christ as well as
from God the Father.
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