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Nobody can destroy a body without killing it first

LETTERS
By Michael Kaime | November 18th 2013

By Michael Kaime

Kenya: This is in response to Makau Mutua’s opinion column on gay rights published in The Standard on Saturday of November 9, 2013, in which he insisted the Church needs the Pope to survive. 

I may not be able to teach him anything about the law but I think I can correct him on matters Church.

In the Bible, the Church is known as the body of Christ with him being the head.  Now, you cannot destroy a body without killing it and that is not possible in this case because Christ has resurrected from the dead and lives forever.

He is the only righteous person who has appeared before God. Try asking any living person to stop sinning even for one minute and the law will not let them. The Bible says in John 1:17, “The law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” There is no small sin.  Sin is sin and one is guilty of the offence no matter the size. 

The law is of man and it condemns him (Christian or atheist) with every move he makes. Only Christ can deliver for real.

Secondly, Mutua said religion is based on faith and not science and is, therefore, not rational. I agree, but please may I ask, where does a man get the faith to eat his food with the assurance that it’s not poisoned? Faith is faith and it is not hereditary.

Thirdly, he said the Church is not exempt from the constitution and must comply with the law to enjoy tax exempt benefits from the State. The Bible says in Colossians 2:10, “Christ is the head of every power and authority.”

Gay rights

On acceptance of gays in the Church, the Bible is very clear in Titus 2:11-12: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say no to ungodliness and wordly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

It is the Holy Spirit who transforms a soul, not man. Let the gays come to the Church and if the body of Christ is in unity and filled by his Spirit, the conviction will hit home like a hammer.  As for ordination of gay priests, the New Testament teaches that all appointment in the Church is from the body of Christ as a unit.

For one person to take the role of an appointing official is like asking the arm to issue orders independent of the head.

Lastly, he said Jesus was a social activist. Correction, he was the son of God coming to show the way man should live and unless you allow him to lead you, man remains under his own control.

Why do men fear change yet when one goes to explore the moon, one readily accepts to be equipped with the right gear? Must God do everything according to man’s understanding? Christ simply means “anointed” and that means when you accept him, a whole new world is opened up to you.

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