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Bible verses make it clear

July 24, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

Bible Truths:

God created Adam and Eve in his own image.

Genesis 1: 27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

God instituted marriage between one man and one woman.

Genesis 2:24 - For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Through Adam and Eve, sin entered into the world.

Romans 5:12 - Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.

The sin of homosexuality is a grievous sin against God, our Creator. Every human being is born with a conscience, knowing right from wrong. God will not be mocked.

Genesis 19:4-5 - Before they (Lot, his family, and the 2 visitors) had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom-both young and old-surrounded the house. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, so that we can have sex with them."

Genesis 19:24 - Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from the Lord out of the heavens.

Romans 1:21 - For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1: 26-27 - Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Minnesota state law has a ban on gay marriages. An amendment to uphold this law will appear on the November 2012 ballot. It was titled "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," but our Democratic Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, changed the title to read "Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples." If you believe God's holy Word in its entirety, or feel morally compelled to vote, please vote YES for this amendment. Thank you.

Arlene Stolte

New Ulm



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