The following message was sent to Rev. Dr. Cindi Love, our executive director, after her talk with Joe Dallas at the National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention. We post it here with the author’s permission.
everything you said about love was just as it was written in scripture. dallas represents a group of believers who think we we still have a relationship to god through regulation as in deut 28. under the new covenant our relationship to god is directly to god, to the spirit that lives in each believer. it is his spirit in us that says not only what the law is, but also what it says. if dallas was as concerned with scripture as he said he was, he would know that according to romans, believers are led by the spirit of god. and that the law is now to make us believers “conscious” of not GODLOVING(love one another as i have loved you) as directed by the 2nd commandment (love neighbor), the love of the 2nd commandment not only being the summation of all new covenant law, but also the standard of the new covenant as well,…………….. and not the interpretation law as dallas attempts to make the case.
our lives show that our being gay not only does not come against this love, but it is thru our living gay that we live out this love, in the same way as heterosexuals believers do in their lives.
how can that which is apart from righteousness(christ’s love) determine what righteousness is. there are a million reasons for following the law and not one of them of love. that is why we receive no righteousness by following it.
dallas may say he is concerned about scripture, but his reasoning does not embrace the principles of the new covenant as expressed in scripture.
the truth is, that christendom would in any way say that being gay is a sin, shows that christendom is still struggling to fully embrace the new covenant of christ.
your brother in christ, john roberts