Is it Tolerance or Acceptance that is being asked for?

Under a headline, “Pope’s gay tolerance no shock: Column” USA Today stated, “Yet Francis made worldwide news this week for saying the most Christian of things: “Who am I to judge?” He told reporters, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill,” don’t judge him. The New York Times called this “revolutionary.” Time magazine said the statement “will send shock waves through the church.”
Wow, the pope has stopped calling for death to homosexuals? “Gay tolerance”, isn’t that more accurately, homosexual acceptance? I wonder how the Catholic Church is going to say no to homosexual marriage. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill,” and meets someone just like him, can they get married? Who is the pope to judge? Come to think of it, who is he to judge for the actual church of Jesus Christ and of course, he does not. He may think he does, but he does not.
Isn’t this more evidence that this is the world’s church? A “church” that is influenced by the world, instead of by what God has clearly said in his Word. At the funeral of John Paul II, politicians, top leaders from around the world came to honour and mourn for him, at the death of Jesus Christ, those in power, came to mock him and consent to his death. Oh but maybe the world has gotten better. Really, in light of people like Hitler, Stalin and others?
Francis did not say “the most Christian of things”. The church of Jesus Christ has relatively little to say about the behaviour of the world and very much to say about  the behavior of those claiming to be part of the church. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5: 12, 13, For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. In verses 9 and 10 he stated,  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
Therefore the church correctly still rejects for membership, those that do not live as their new life in Christ should have them live, despite what this pope may say.

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