Christians cannot impose their

beliefs on others

True. People are free to make their own choices in life. Christians have no right, and no power, to prevent that. In fact, they will defend people’s freedom. But not all choices are healthy and Christians do have a God-given responsibility to warn people of the consequences of their choices. If practising homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of God, that is something that deeply trouble Christians and they have a responsibility to ensure people know that. If Christians said nothing and simply allowed people to go to hell, they would be culpable before God. See the warning given to the watchman who does not warn the people of impending disaster in Ezekiel 33. If the watchman does not warn, the watchman is culpable. But equally, those in hell would have every right to say, “Why didn’t you tell me?” Christian who don’t warn people, fail in a serious way. People still have the freedom to choose but it should be an informed choice. Why then do Christians seek legislation, for example, criminalising homosexuality and oppose legalisation of same-sex “marriage”? In New Zealand, the decriminalisation of homosexuality was a contentious issue. Not all Christians agreed. Today, probably few would believe that homosexual acts should be a criminal offence. Nevertheless, Christians believe that the laws of the nation should reflect what is right and should motivate people to do what is right. They have their view on what is right. Others will disagree. Christians will argue for their view but if society sees it differently, Christians will accept that society can make its own decisions.

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Christians cannot

impose their beliefs on

others

True. People are free to make their own choices in life. Christians have no right, and no power, to prevent that. In fact, they will defend people’s freedom. But not all choices are healthy and Christians do have a God-given responsibility to warn people of the consequences of their choices. If practising homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of God, that is something that deeply trouble Christians and they have a responsibility to ensure people know that. If Christians said nothing and simply allowed people to go to hell, they would be culpable before God. See the warning given to the watchman who does not warn the people of impending disaster in Ezekiel 33. If the watchman does not warn, the watchman is culpable. But equally, those in hell would have every right to say, “Why didn’t you tell me?” Christian who don’t warn people, fail in a serious way. People still have the freedom to choose but it should be an informed choice. Why then do Christians seek legislation, for example, criminalising homosexuality and oppose legalisation of same-sex “marriage”? In New Zealand, the decriminalisation of homosexuality was a contentious issue. Not all Christians agreed. Today, probably few would believe that homosexual acts should be a criminal offence. Nevertheless, Christians believe that the laws of the nation should reflect what is right and should motivate people to do what is right. They have their view on what is right. Others will disagree. Christians will argue for their view but if society sees it differently, Christians will accept that society can make its own decisions.

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Truth In Love
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