The Reform Jewish Family

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This redefining of the Reform Jewish family is problematic. The heart of G-d is reconciliation and transformation of His people. In order for that to happen, sin must be acknowledged. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the problem of sin in Isaiah 59:1-2, “Behold, Adonai’s hand is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. Rather, your iniquities have made a separation between you and your G-d. Your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.” Relationship with the G-d of Israel requires holiness. Holiness is predicated on G-d’s definition, not man’s definition. The redefining of Torah interpretation to meet with the desires of the people is problematic since G-d has not changed. Holiness is still required. Redefining holiness to suit one’s needs does not change G-d’s definition of holiness. Even more important, once man does recognize the requirement, he is unable to meet the requirement of purity before Hashem. Only Hashem can transform man to remove the separation. However, Hashem does require that man admit that he needs to have the sin removed so that his relationship with Hashem may be restored. Therein lies the problem for Reform Judaism. You must first recognize that homosexuality is sin before people can have full reconciliation with Hashem. The Reform Judaism movement has successfully brought wayward Jews back into the synagogue, but they have not cared about these people enough to speak truth to them. If the leaders are unable to see the
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