Well I could debate those points but I am SO late for a meeting right now, so I’ll just say this. Homosexuality is not a salvation issue, never was, agreed. But salvation isn’t the point is it? Do we live to glorify God or do we live to get to heaven?
I will be away for about a week on a conference so you may not hear from me for a while (give you a chance to edit mags 😆 )
I am living to glorify God. My relationship is committed to him, we had our commitment ceremony in front of several Christian friends and our former pastor was there and wished us his blessing. We live to glorify God. We don’t go out and rob, kill, slander, defraud or otherwise bring disgrace to God’s name. We are faithful to each other, kindly, respectful to all and as far as it rests with us, live at peace with our neighbours. (barring the occasional heated discussion in internet forums. 😉 )
None of those good works, good humors, good intentions, or good desires mean anything to our salvation. As Wesley says, that is effected by grace without our input, but we live what I think it is a Godly lifestyle of sustaining grace (Part two of Wesley’s theology).
It’s only other people who seem to have a problem with us. 😆
We live to glorify God because we want to get to heaven, surely? How can the two be separated?
I think this subject (for me anyway) has been beaten to death, and I am going to step away now…unless I feel there is something I haven’t said later on, but I doubt it.