Who do you fear?

The recent Bellingham Pride Festival was covered in a Herald article where Dotti Berry,one of the parades grand marshals was quoted

“People fear what they don’t understand.”

This with the rest of the article seems to be promoting the idea that if we get to know and accept gays that we will somehow not be afraid of them and perhaps have an even greater acceptance towards them.

This would seem to be sound logic, but not at all a sound argument since it is based on a false premise that conservative Christians such as myself fear gay people. We don’t fear gay people; we fear God.

God has been pretty consistent throughout history in his dealings with those who are proud of their sinful nature, celebrate sin and encourage others to be sinful. Has anyone heard of the flood? Don’t take me wrong here, I know that we are all sinners here on this earth and I definitely include myself in this group.  But I find there to be a wide chasm between us sinners calling on Christ to help us resist sin and slapping Christ in the face with an I’m proud to be a sinner parade and festival.

I accept that gays are sinners in God’s eyes, just as I am, but I can’t accept the sin they are so proud of without being fearful of God’s judgment.  And while the arguing rages in the comment section for this article, I sit here comforted in God’s words.

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
(Proverbs 16:17-18 KJVR)

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