Follow God's word...
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In regard to Phyllis Lee’s letter to the editor, Jan. 23, I struggle with the word Christian being used too loosely. A Christian is defined as a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ (John 8:31-32; 15:5). Therefore, the Bible is the perfect treasure of divine instruction to mankind.

The Bible reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried.

I do not judge. I let God’s word speak for its self.

I find plenty of God’s divine word that speaks of the family and the union of marriage between one man and one woman: (Genesis 2:24-25; Ephesians 5:31; Deuteronomy 17:17). On the other hand, I find nothing in God’s word that condones same-sex or gay marriage, but many places where it is condemned by God (Romans 1:24-28, I Corinthians 6:9-10, I Timothy 1:9-10, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, etc.). God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the practice of homosexuality.

This letter is not intended to offend but rather to point out God’s revealing of Himself to mankind. Christians should strive to be obedient to His word.

 —Evert Pittman

Mesquite, Nev.

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