By Gary Randall
July 14, 2017
Note from Pastor Kevin: Can someone be a biblical Christian and call God a liar?
1 Cor 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Some are saying he has recanted. But is he doing so just for show because of the backlash and financial implications? Christians should have had enough discernment to realize something was wrong with Mr Peterson by the way he corrupted God’s Word with his “Message Bible”. It appears that God is sifting the wheat from the chaff in preparation for calling the true church home. I pray the reader doesn’t join in Eugene Peterson’s heresy. .
Eugene Peterson, the author of “The Message Bible” and more than 100 other Christian books, told Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Services that his experience with Christian homosexuals has caused him to reconsider his opposition.
How does he reconcile his newly “reconsidered” position with the Scripture he has paraphrased for millions of people who read “The Message Bible”?
Eugene Peterson, pictured above speaking at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church, has been a long respected biblical scholar and author by many—often quoted by some of the most prominent evangelical pastors you hear on the radio and see on television.
He has shocked the evangelical world with his recent comments to Jonathan Merritt at Religion News Services.
Merrit asked about several issues before he asked Peterson, a former Presbyterian pastor, this:
“You are a Presbyterian, and your denomination has really been grappling with some of the hot button issues that we face as a culture. I think particularly of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Has your view on that changed over the years? What’s your position on the morality of same-sex relationships?”
Peterson answers by saying he hasn’t had a lot of experience with it but when he was an associate pastor there were several lesbians in the church and although he would visit them, the subject never came up.
He said, “They just assumed that they were as Christian as everybody else in the church.”
Then Peterson said this:
In my own congregation — when I left, we had about 500 people — I don’t think we ever really made a big deal out of it. When I left, the minister of music left. She’d been there ever since I had been there. There we were, looking for a new minister of music. One of the young people that had grown up under my pastorship, he was a high school teacher and a musician. When he found out about the opening, he showed up in church one day and stood up and said, “I’d like to apply for the job of music director here, and I’m gay.” We didn’t have any gay people in the whole congregation. Well, some of them weren’t openly gay. But I was so pleased with the congregation. Nobody made any questions about it. And he was a really good musician.
I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do. I think that kind of debate about
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