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February 13, 2014

Belief in the Bible shapes marriage view

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

The article, “Methodists in crisis over gay marriage” (Feb. 10), speaks to an issue prevalent in many mainline denominations.

As a person who grew up in a mainline Protestant church, I have come to observe that the clash about marriage is at its core a difference in understanding between people who believe that the Bible is true versus those who do not believe it to be fully true.

Those who believe it is true tend to support traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Those who don’t believe it to be true lean toward the bias of many in Hollywood today who say marriage can or should be redefined.

Ultimately, one could say that what so emotionally divides these church members is the historic practice of faith by those who remain encouraged by God’s Holy Word versus the promotion of an emergent shift to the left by those who idolize man’s Hollywood.

Tim Erson

South New Castle Street

New Wilmington

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