Cultures change, but biblical principles endure
Editor, the Advocate:
This is in response to a letter to the editor this past Monday titled "Gay marriage is about culture, equal rights":
As a devout Christian and Catholic, I feel compelled to comment on at least a couple of ideas from this letter.
"The Bible says a lot of things. That doesn't make it above scrutiny or reproach." In very few words, the writer reflected so well what has happened in this country when God or references to God are removed from the public arena. Christianity has survived for 2,000-plus years because its principles are founded on and by God and have taken written form in the Bible.
Living life by these principles is not like dining at a buffet where one can choose what one likes and set aside what one does not like. The church's teachings on principles like marriage as the union of man and woman only or the right to life for the unborn will never change. This is a very simple fact, really, and one in which I find much peace and comfort.
Cultures will come and go, but biblical principles are foundational - a foundation on which I choose to build my house.
As to the notion that we Christians are "shadowy villains" and "hateful," this, too, is far from the truth. We condemn the sins but love the sinners, just as Jesus Christ did. We seek consolation and not division. It should be clear; however, that in seeking that consolation, we will not surrender to popular culture, which has its foundation on the winds of change.
Eddie Huse, Victoria