“Smack up against God’s grace”

“Pastor Rob, a man arrived requesting to talk with a minister,” my secretary announced one early Monday afternoon.

I met Ted (not his real name) in the waiting room. He was clean cut and in his mid-thirties. I had just spent two hours helping sixteen people with food and other types of assistance. “This shouldn’t take long,” I thought as we walked back to my office.

Ted sat down and came right to the point, “My wife threw me out of the house. I’ve been living in my truck for the past three days, and it’s all my fault.”

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The Supreme Court v God’s Word

I was raised Catholic. I attended Catholic grade school, high school, and Boston College. I guess sometime since then it became okay to ignore what Jesus taught on marriage in Matthew 19:4-6 where He references what God said in Genesis 2:24 about marriage being between a man and a woman. It’s the verse that has been used in marriage ceremonies for about 6 millennia. The clearest view of God’s design for sexual morality is stated in Leviticus chapter 18. That’s been around for a while as well.

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