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(RNS) A jury of United Methodist pastors began hearing testimony Tuesday (Nov. 19) that will help determine if the Rev. Frank Schaefer will lose his clergy credentials for breaking church law by officiating at the same-sex marriage of his son in 2007. Testimony in the penalty phase of the trial may continue Wednesday.

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  1. God does not abide sin. The pastor thinks “loving” is of God. He needs to READ the Bible. Homosexuality is a SIN to God. He also has wrath. Read what King David said about Gods WRATH ins Psalms 88 and 89.

    Lev 18:22′ You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
    Lev 20:13-‘ If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

    Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

    A REAL CHRISTIAN, does NOT CONTINUE to sin. Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

    Rom 6:5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin.

    Also, it seems the Methodist Church is just concerned that THEIR rules are being disobeyed, but NOT concerned that GODS LAWS are being disobeyed.
    They too need to READ God’s Words–all of it. Not just about fact God is a God of Love, but he DOES punish sin.

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