dear graceful leonard -
yes, all peoples of all faiths and persuasions should be treated with respect and dignity, this goes without saying.
but if they are sinning and doomed to hell; and later on to spend eternity in the lake of fire with the devil, the false witness and the anit-christ, and we love them, we will do everything we can to change their hearts and minds. of course, only the Holy Spirit can convict and only God can save, but we witnesses to the truth have our small part in it, and this is called The Great Commission.
FACT ONE: God never changes.
FACT TWO: God's Word never changes.
personal FACT THREE: i once upon a time had a child out of wedlock, and it was a sin fifty years ago when i did. this was also a sin a thousand years ago. and it will it still be a sin a thousand years from today.
same thing applies and will always appy for ANY sin the Bible lists as SIN. sin deserves eternal separation from God, unless we deal with it, in the hear and now, and seek salvation though the blood of Christ.
here is a brief list of some of the things the Bible sees as SIN (to list every single sin ever committed would be nearly impossible):
I TIM 1:8-10 KJV
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
and there are several other places in Timothy, as well as in other books of the Bible that name specific sins. i can provide you with them too, but i think the above will suffice to answer you query.
and yes, even today i believe all the above (as well as a bunch more) are still sinful behaviors. but please don't think we are singling out gays and abortionists for God's wrath to descend upon them. ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. every last one of us! we are all guilty before a totally sinless God eventhough our specific sins may be differernt from each other.
the one i mentioned that was mine was fornication. but i have also been guilty of lying, and stealing, and coveting! [the thing i like about coveting is THAT one will get you even if none of the other ten commandments do. it's just our nature to break The Law, any law.] oh yes, i am also guilty of the sin of adultery (eventhough it was only in my mind). can't forget THAT one. and here, all along, you thought i was a good person. HA! only God is good. however, i should also like to point out that i do not lie as a HABIT, steal as a HABIT, ETC. but you see, in the eyes of a totally holy and totally just God doing something even ONCE separated us from Him, forever. Unless ... Jesus comes into your life ... then the lamb that was lost is found. thank you Jesus.
dear clara -
well, in my humble opinion, i do agree with some of the muslin laws, though i for sure wouldn't want to live for a moment in a country where Sharia law was the law of the land. still, i see nothing wrong with them coming here and rounding up all the pedifiles and dumping them in some old mine shafts around here and i will kindly and at no charge provide the rocks. sorry Lord, it was just a passing thought. i know that You will deal them in Your time Your way.