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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

more church reflections

Remember me talking about that church. I won't be going back.

Super conservatism makes me angry. It is fair for everyone to have their own belief system - something that makes them feel content. However, I do not want to sit through an hour of having it dumped on me.

For the entire service, the pastor talked about homosexuality and how it was wrong. Am I homosexual - No. But, I do have gay friends... and the things he was saying about that lifestyle really peed me off.

He basically said that homosexuality leads to predation. He also said that homosexuals will burn in hell. Well, pardon me, but I thought that God was forgiving. I thought that God called us to reach out to people. If they feel that a certain lifestyle is wrong, then shouldn't they be opening their arms to them? That sermon would only push someone away.

I don't know about you... But, I hope that God isn't that cruel.

The pastor went on to talk about how Soddom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of "the cry of the offended." He said that the people who lived in Soddom and Gomorrah that had been raped, molested, hurt, etc. by the "evil" individuals of the city, cried out to God to come and rescue them. So, what did God do? He sent fire to destroy the city... but did He rescue the "offended?" No. He rescued Lot and Lot's family... a foul little brood who mistreated Abraham, chose to live in Soddom and Gomorrah despite knowing how bad it was, and who offered his daughters to the men of the city to rape.

I need to find a church that helps me... not a place that makes me not want to know who God is.

3 Comments:

At 7:49 AM, Blogger AMR said...

Well said last sentence, girl.

So what we to do?

I can see how cults are appealing to some folks...

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger John and Stephanie's blog said...

Hi, I found your blog as I was googling my name for a game I was tagged, so I typed "Stephanie needs..." and your blog came up.

We even have the same last name.

I read that you are looking for a Church that makes you feel welcome and that can help you.
I too went through the same, I was a Catholic once, but then I discovered the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (www.lds.org) and our family couldn't be happier.

Mine is just a suggestion, you can look into it, then you choose.

The only thing I can tell you is that it helped me a lot with the many trials in my life, I went through long years of infertility and that was a big test of faith for me and my husband, but with lots of caring friends, and teachings of a loving God, I was able to overcome those trials.

God never said we would be spared trials. But once we learn of the Plan of Salvation, it's easy to understand the big picture.

Sorry if I butted in on your blog, I couldn't resist the urge of helping a friend.

Love,
Stephanie

PS: forgive my English too, it's not my mother tongue. :)

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Stephanie King said...

Stephanie,
Thanks so much for the kind comment. I appreciate your empathy. It's interesting that you share my name and my trials. I am also infertile. It has been quite a battle that has tested my faith. While I can't say that I will join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I can say that I appreciate your outreach to me. People like you give me hope and help to keep my faith in God strong.

 

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