The world passeth away and the lust thereof

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

As debate and counter debate on gay marriage rages onwards, the protestations of one John O’Doherty, printed in your paper (‘Protestors will win gay marriage fight ,’ July 3) are nauseating and pathetic.

Beside a picture with nationalism to the forefront of their demonstration, which in itself speaks volumes, we have the remarks of the pumped up saviour of the world O’Doherty, proclaiming “the campaign is not just about changing the law, we are about changing the world”.

Who on earth does this man think he is? God forbid such recklessness and divisiveness if this is the sort of people who think they possess the wherewithal to make this world a better place.

These are people who in the same context try to use the political stalemate to their advantage. To try and say the institutions are workable only upon gay rights gaining equality reveals the hollowness of those who indulge in unethical practice.

The one power and law that governs the life and death of mankind, irrespective of their arrogance, declares that after God destroyed the earth with a flood, He proclaimed even then that the imagination of man’s heart was evil.

This is a world that by the same word declares that “all that is in the world is the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away and the lust thereof...”

How wonderful and soothing for those who wait in these chaotic times, who have committed themselves diligently – and obediently (how often do we hear that requirement acknowledged?) not with the lip service of a so called present day Christian - to know that the kingdom promised by God to His Son will deliver an utter annihilation with a might and power never before experienced, in the destruction of all that is distasteful, evil and abominable and lusting which is in the hearts of man.

To think that the most precious bond of man and woman, energised by God as the root and building of man’s existence has and is being flouted is profoundly serious. God will not be mocked as He has said.

Tim Farron, the former Liberal leader, found himself caught between a rock and a hard place. His form of Christianity was compromised and he had to step down from leadership. This was a very defining case of holding to what one represents.

The strict disciple of Christ will understand – “for spiritual things can only be spiritually discerned” – that a political life can in no way be compatible with a servitude in Christ and the compromise that Tim Farron faced prevented him from asserting his rejection of this sodomy.

Politics is not for the meek and humble and all the grandstanding it invites.

David Pinkerton, Newtownards