Eating with sinners

SCRIPTURE: “And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” -Matthew 9:10-13. [source]

COMMENTARY: Mormons preach equality and love, and then complain that legalizing gay marriage would force them to do things that are against their religion. It seems to me that this is exactly the sort of hypocrisy that Jesus exposed among the Pharisees. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

2 Responses

    1. Yes, thank you. That is exactly my point. Just as Jesus could share a meal with a sinner without condoning the sin, it is entirely possible, and even Christian, to bake a cake for a sinner without condoning the sin.

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