To the editor:
In response to a previous letter letter about homosexuality and the writer's "facts" about the Bible, thousands of years ago, many cultures in the Middle East stoned adulterers. Many still do today.
However, Jesus came to show us God's grace and forgiveness. That includes adulterers and homosexuals. In the Book of John, Chapter 8, we are told the story where the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus. Knowing that Mosaic Law commanded them to stone the woman, the Pharisees asked Jesus what he thought. He stated "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." The men walked away. He told the woman "Go now, and sin no more."
The Bible, therefore, does not teach stoning. It teaches forgiveness and grace. But we must not continue to sin. Sin only hurts us.
Furthermore, we are humans, not mere animals.
All are forgiven though Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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