They say that “according to the New Testament we must love the homosexual” and not punish him.
So all these Bible-aloneists go against God’s ordinances and even scripture itself. So as long as authority does not infringe on your obedience to God, then obedience to such authority is obedience to God, while disobedience to such appointed authority is disobedience to God. The renegade insists on using scripture to determine who is this qualified authority and he is always crying out how corrupt the authority is.
These short lines I wrote above should end all arguments. But no matter how corrupt the authority is, we have ample and credible Church fathers whom Christians throughout the ages agree were competent and godly saints who correctly interpreted scripture.
He will instantly state that “Pope Frances is an environmentalist,” and “the other pope before him was found kissing a Quran” and that “the Vatican is infested with gays and pedophiles”.
And so when you address the “gay problem” by using the very scriptures, which he claims to ‘obey’ and you tell him: these according to the Book of Romans are “worthy of death”.
It is not ‘scripture alone’ he wants you to follow but ‘him alone’. He does this while he says that you ‘must obey the scripture’.