To the editor:
I am writing this letter in response to all the hoopla about Phil Robertson and his suspension from Duck Dynasty.
Let me say right off that I support Phil and what he said. He did not say one thing that was not true as far as homosexual activity being a sin, that is a true statement. God calls it an abomination. It is the reason Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Read all about it beginning in Genesis Chapter 18 Verse 1 through Genesis Chapter 19 verse 30. It was a sin then and it is a sin now. God did not change his mind.
I heard a TV news host say that where Phil made his mistake was that he was too judgmental. This person was wrong. He cited in Luke where it said judge not lest ye be judged. Phil did not judge anyone. He simply told the truth about what God Himself has said in His word. God's word tells us that sinners will not inherit the Kingdom of God unless their sins are forgiven.
We are all sinners. God's word says we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Not one of us is worthy of Heaven in and of ourselves. God did however provide a way for us to be redeemed.
It is certain that every living soul is going to end up in one of two places, either Heaven or Hell. There is only one way to Heaven. You must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the son of God. That he was born of a virgin and in that way took on human form. You must believe that he lived a perfect, sinless life which made him worthy of God's perfect sacrifice and that he willingly laid down his life to pay the price for our sins, and that he rose again the third day to conquer death. After believing this you must realize that you are a sinner, repent, (that means to say the same thing about sin that God says about sin) and accept Jesus' sacrifice by praying and asking him to come into your heart and save you. Anything short of this and you will die in your sins and you will be in Hell for all eternity.
This means if you want to be a homosexual, a thief, a liar, a murderer, an adulterer, (you name the sin for any sin is equally wrong) more than you want to be saved, you will be lost.
If you believe you can save yourself by doing good, you will be lost. If you believe there is another way to Heaven, you are lost and will remain so until you realize that you are wrong and seek God's forgiveness through God's son Jesus Christ.
At no time in anything that Phil said, did he suggest that anyone should be persecuted, hated or in any way discriminated against by society. As a matter of fact, Phil said love them just as God did. All he said was that according to God's word they were wrong in what they were doing which is the truth.
God tells Christians in His word that we are to witness to others in hopes they will se the wrong in their lives and turn to Him.
For those out there who do not believe what Phil and I have said don't get angry with us. Take it up with God. If you do not change the way you believe you will eventually pay the ultimate price. I or Phil will not be doing anything to you, you will be doing it to yourself.
Phil or any Christian has the right to say what was said, according to the First Amendment. If you do not believe it ignore it. You have the right to disagree. You will only be harming yourself. Like I said you have the right to disagree, but you do not have the right to insist that Phil or I or anyone else must agree with you and approve of what you do.
Just for the record, I love this country and I am glad to be a American, but I will be a Christian first and an American second.