In today’s society not only is the heresy of Sola scriptura embraced within Protestant circles, but we are now seeing it among the sodomite LGBT communities. From Genesis 2:24 and Ruth 1:14 in which “Ruth loved Noami as Adam loved Eve” (supposedly supporting same sex relationships), to 2 Samuel 1:26 “David loving Jonathan more than women”, to Matthew 19:10-12 supposedly saying that Jesus spoke of gays being born the way they are; these are all false interpretations and therefore, heretical. Since scripture, in which is inspired by the Holy Ghost, instructs that marriage is between a man and a woman alone (Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:23,24,32, Matthew 19:4-6 etc) how can we conclude with some erroneous and blasphemous opinions in which suggest that God can supposedly change His mind and Will or contradict Himself as if He were imperfect, therefore a mortal and not a Supreme Being?
The Homosexual supporters, such as Mr. Morris M, would also comment upon the story of Sodom and Gomorrah with absurd statements as the following:
“The story of Sodom and Gomorrah has been used to justify homophobia for centuries… it’s brought up anytime someone mentions gay rights as way of showing just how much God hates homosexuals. Too bad then that other parts of the Bible specifically state the Sodomites were firebombed for being arrogant rich windbags who hated the poor. God never actually states why he’s blowing up thousands of people; but the last act of the Sodomites before their fiery death is to try and rape three male angels, so the assumption is that homosexuality is the trigger. At least, it is if you’ve never bothered to read the rest of the Bible”. Source: Link
Since interpretation of scripture is becoming a issue with not only Protestants, but LGBT supporters, let us turn to the commentary of the Early Church Fathers, whom were disciples of the apostles, upon this key issue in which the bible supposedly does not touch upon the sin of sodomacy. In fact,let’s initiate the statements of the Early Church Fathers with scripture itself.
Jude 1: 7: “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire”
Pope Saint Gregory the Great, a early church father and doctor of the Church, repeats this in his own writings which state the following:
“Sacred Scripture itself confirms that sulfur evokes the stench of the flesh, as it speaks of the rain of fire and sulfur poured upon Sodom by the Lord. He had decided to punish Sodom for the crimes of the flesh, and the very type of punishment he chose emphasized the shame of that crime. For sulfur stinks, and fire burns. So it was just that Sodomites, burning with perverse desires arising from the flesh like stench, should perish by fire and sulfur so that through this just punishment they would realize the evil they had committed, led by a perverse desire.”
If Morris M was right upon his statement in which he said “other parts of the Bible specifically state the Sodomites were firebombed for being arrogant rich windbags who hated the poor.” then he must explain why Jude 1:7 argues otherwise when it states “immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire” as Saint Gregory simply repeated.Could it be that he is falling into the trap of hypocrisy in which he himself states “At least, it is if you’ve never bothered to read the rest of the Bible”. I would assume this is the case or he is being totally dishonest.
He must argue why St. John Chrysostom, (347 – 407) whom was the greatest of the Greek Fathers (the original bible was written in Greek) a proclaimed Doctor of the Church, Archbishop and Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong when he, a expert on scripture and the doctrine of the apostles, stated the following:
“Consider how great is that sin, to have forced hell to appear even before its time!… For that rain was unwonted, for the intercourse was contrary to nature, and it deluged the land, since lust had done so with their souls. Wherefore also the rain was the opposite of the customary rain. Now not only did it fail to stir up the womb of the earth to the production of fruits, but made it even useless for the reception of seed. For such was also the intercourse of the men, making a body of this sort more worthless than the very land of Sodom. And what is there more detestable than a man who hath pandered himself, or what more execrable?”
Could it be that the Holy Ghost in which Inspired the infallible scriptures and the Church was wrong all along? Could it be that the Holy Ghost failed the Church these past 2000 years until the infallible Mr.Morris came to be? We know the answer here and objectively speaking this is not the case.
Saint Augustine – “Those offences which be contrary to nature are everywhere and at all times to be held in detestation and punished; such were those of the Sodomites, which should all nations commit, they should all be held guilty of the same crime by the divine law, which hath not so made men that they should in that way abuse one another. For even that fellowship which should be between God and us is violated, when that same nature of which He is author is polluted by the perversity of lust.”
Eusebius Pamphili (260 – 341), Bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine and the “Father of Church History,” writes in his book, Demonstratio Evangelica:
“[God in the Law given to Moses] having forbidden all unlawful marriage, and all unseemly practice, and the union of women with women and men with men.”
Therefore, how can we say that Homosexuality is justified by God when it contradicts His own instructions and doctrine given to the infallible Church? Mr.Morris must either admit that he was wrong and dishonest or explain why his man made heathen doctrine is infallible and above God’s instructions. Since this is impossible, we can conclude that false interpretations of scripture are still in effect, even by non Christians, as the infidel Mr.Morris.