Commandments still relevant today

Thursday , March 28, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Iris Seyfried

Editor,

Regarding the gay marriage issue, may I remind everyone that God is the same, yesterday, today and forever; just we, his children, make the changes. My thoughts are taking the religious point of view (March 28 "Our View" editorial, "The court and gay marriage").

When God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden, Eve was given to Adam as a help mate and later called his wife. Another man was not given to Adam as a wife and another woman was not given to Eve as husband. They were told to be fruitful and replenish the earth.

When Abrahm learned that God planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he tried to get him to change his mind. Finally, The lord sent holy men or angels to remove Lot and his wife and two daughters out of Sodom. We should all remember why God destroyed those two cities (Genesis 19).

Let’s take a look at Leviticus, sometimes called the Laws of Moses. Actually, they were commandments from God to Moses to inform the people of Israel what he was commanding them to do and not do and the consequences of their choices. One of those laws was that man was not to lie with another man as with a woman (Leviticus 18, 20).

If we lived back in the time of the Old Testament, The punishment for such an act would have been death. Good thing for some that is not the case in these times, but doesn’t change God’s law.

So, do we believe in God? Would we go against the law of God in favor of the opinion of the world? God gave us free agency, but he has sent his angels to record everything we say and do here upon the earth.

When the books are opened on judgment day, what will you say to our father in heaven about whether or not you defied his laws? It’s your choice, not mine. My choice is to try my best to obey his commandments.

Christ said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Do we really love the lord, Jesus Christ?

Iris Seyfried

Ogden

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