Lady_Virtue wrote: Yes, in part the sodomites are responsible for the devolution to this low point on the downward spiral. But the church is also largely responsible because of its toleration of divorce and "remarriage," which Jesus teaches is adultery (Matt. 5:31-32; 19:8-9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18). This is an extremely serious issue. Elders and deacons guilty of this adultery remain in their positions or are elected to such. Obviously, adulterers do not meet the qualifications to serve in these positions (see I Tim. 3 and Titus 1). And many congregations are also full of adulterers and adulteresses, because church discipline is not practiced as it should be (Matt. 18:15-17; I Cor. 5). I am in no way defending sodomites, but if they accuse the church of hypocrisy in this regard, they are right. If the church continues to call sodomites to repentance, but fails to repent of adultery itself, its testimony for Christ and its credibility is severely weakened.
agreed ... "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints." Rev 19:7-8