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We are not beasts

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I glanced at first at the article in your publication recently, concerning John Cline's position on monogamy. He seems to think that promiscuity is a natural tendency, thus elevating the behaviour to a norm that should be accepted. Accepted by whom? And who does he speak for? Certainly not Christ nor His Church. This makes other issues like divorce and remarriage trivial pursuits. It makes the office of a bishop, which he claims to hold, meaningless. These tendencies are not natural, they are sinful under the law which was given by the dispensation of angels. The polygamy of the patriarchs was before the law.

I show you now a better way under grace: "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it;" ( Ephesians 5: 25).

Of course this is not natural, it is spiritual, but a better position than confusing people into thinking that we are mere beasts who must act according to nature.

Gregory Irby

George Williams