Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A pastor in Arizona has reportedly preached that ridding the world of all gay people would cure AIDS.
Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church cited Leviticus 20:13 reading, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Anderson then continued, "It was right there in the Bible all along ... It's curable right there... if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn't have all this AIDS running rampant."
Sadly, Pastor Anderson does not realize we are no longer under the law, but under grace, the unmerited favor of God through Jesus Christ our LORD. Jesus did not abolish the law, He fulfilled the law and has given us a New Covenant...
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35