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In the case of prohibition it would be hard to find people who would support it today. And yet the level of sin that this is in the sight of God is not fully appreciated.

Yet the question is  -- is the gay agenda as the sin of alcohol?

The basic issue is the right to privacy, personal freedom - vs legislating Christian moral values to restrain the reach of evil in society.

 

I find that most SDA Christians consider the gay agenda as a far more morally objectionable issue - so take this insight into some of the same foundational principles.

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 In consequence of long-continued and progressive rebellion against the higher constitution and laws, a gloomy pall of darkness and death is spread over the earth. The earth groans under the burden of accumulated guilt, and everywhere dying mortals are compelled to experience the wretchedness included in the wages of unrighteousness. I was shown that men have carried out the purposes of Satan by craft and deceit, and a dreadful blow has recently been given. It can be truly said: “Justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter,” “and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey.” In some of the free states the standard of morality is sinking lower and lower. Men with depraved appetites and corrupt lives have now an opportunity to triumph. They have chosen for their rulers those whose principles are debasing, who would not check evil, or repress the depraved appetites of men, but let them have full sway. If those who choose to become like the beasts , by drinking liquid poison, were the only sufferers; if they alone would reap the fruit of their own doings, then the evil would not be so great. But many, very many, must pass through incredible suffering on account of others’ sins. Wives and children, although innocent, must drain the bitter cup to its dregs. {1T 362.1}

 

Without the grace of God, men love to do evil. They walk in darkness, and do not possess the power of self-control. They give loose rein to their passions and appetites until all the finer feelings are lost and only the animal passions are manifested. Such men need to feel a higher, controlling power, which will constrain them to obey. If rulers do not exercise a power to terrify the evildoer, he will sink to the level of the brute. The earth is growing more and more corrupt. {1T 362.2}

 

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Sin is sin, if we break one we have broken them all. 

You forgot, penetrate another man.

Daniel you crack me up, but you bring up a great point.  It is a big deal.  The new push is to make like the act its self is no big deal.  It's just such a small little thing. Having a steak and a beer is far worse to some SDA. This just blows my mind.  Sin is sin.  At one job I had there were both alcoholics and gays. I loved working with them but it was obvious that what they put into their bodies was killing them. 

In more ways than one.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Sounds like he is not towing the company line.

I find this part interesting as it points to the connection of politics to this issue -

. I was shown that men have carried out the purposes of Satan by craft and deceit, and a dreadful blow has recently been given. It can be truly said: “Justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter,” “and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey.” In some of the free states the standard of morality is sinking lower and lower. Men with depraved appetites and corrupt lives have now an opportunity to triumph. They have chosen for their rulers those whose principles are debasing, who would not check evil, or repress the depraved appetites of men, but let them have full sway. If those who choose to become like the beasts ,

And yet "to be fair" it must be noted that in Lev 18 when God describes those abominations that will get even pagan nations wiped out (let alone nations that are Bible-aware) - the gay agenda items are listed - but drinking wine is not.

So there is at least "some difference" -- and that is Instructive.

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