No other movement has affected modern Christianity more than the LGBT community.

| August 27, 2020 1:00 AM

No other movement has affected modern Christianity more than the LGBT community.

When President Obama shrouded the capital with the rainbow flag, churches were divided in their response. The “progressive” churches accept homosexuality as a function of life and say that we should not judge others by their actions. The “conservative” churches follow various passages in the Bible that declares homosexuality a sin. They acknowledge that judgment is Gods function and that they are to respect others. Many Democrats have aligned themselves with the progressive movement while many Republicans follow a more conservative movement.

Christ’s disciple, Paul, wrote that his fellow believers were first called Christians in Antioch.

(Acts 11:26, written about AD 46-48). Paul wrote about the effect of homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27. (AD 56-57)

The LGBT factor, combined with the late-term abortion issue, has polarized our nation. The Bible predicts that prior to the end of time, there will be a “falling away” from Christianity (2 Thessalonians 2:3). The falling away is happening today, especially in our public schools and human rights organizations where students and the public are encouraged to follow moral standards established by our modern society, rather than the Bible.

Christianity is not an outdated philosophy. I pray that God will have patience with our nation and continue to guide us through troubled times.

LEONARD BRANT

Post Falls