GAY-FRIENDLY CHURCH SHIFT PRECURSOR OF EVANGELICALISM
By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Jul 17, 2009 in AM Missives, Current Issues, Emergence Christianity, Emergent Church, Features, Homosexuality/"Christian", Youth Ministry
Apprising Ministries is attempting to do what we can to warn of impending disaster concerning mainstream evangelicalism, which continues its drift further into apostasy. One of the issues we’ve been using as an illustration is the deviant lifestyle of those practicing homosexuality, as in having sexual relations with another of the same sex.
The reason this sin of sexual immorality will become an issue even within the heart of conservative evangelicalism is its rejecting the proper Biblical spirituality of Sola Scriptura in favor of centered-on-the-self Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism, e.g. Disciplines To Deception In Southern Baptist Convention.
Now whether one wishes to admit it—or even look at it—within the younger sectors of mainstream evangelical community there is a growing affirmation that homosexuality is indeed a viable lifestyle for the regenerated Christian. For example, one currently gaining stature who typifies this position is Jay Bakker.
We’ve already shown in Jay Bakker To Speak For ELCA Gathering that Bakker is featured speaker at the upcoming 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering—Jesus Justice Jazz, July 22-26 in New Orleans. This would still be, for now, on the fringe of evangelicalism but consider the following from Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)—theologian Tony Jones:
there are many complex reasons why opposition to same sex marriage has become the latest bugaboo for Evangelicals, not least of which is their interpretation of the seven passages in the Bible that mention homosexuality (that’s .02% of the Bible).
And we do, indeed, need to have a serious and thoroughgoing debate about the meaning of these passages for our day. In fact, some of us are having such a debate. (Online source)
Yes, they are; and it will pick up even more steam after an upcoming EC conference called Christianity 21, which Jones is putting on with his pastor Doug Pagitt. It’s no coincidence that C21 features “queer inclusive” ELCA “pastor” Nadia Bolz-Weber and gay affirming “Presbymergent” Nanette Sawyer, a “pastor” in the PC(USA).
So below we give you another peek of the in-fighting ahead for mainstream evangelical denominations who are foolish enough to embrace these EC white-washed tombs, and sadly, their sympathizers already occupy leadership positions within many:
An Everett Methodist church chose this month to go against its own denomination and publicly accept gays and lesbians into its congregation. Members of St. Paul United Methodist Church voted this month to become “open and affirming,” a term used by other Methodist churches that have taken the same step.
“I think (gays and lesbians) are entitled to equal rights,” said Patricia Rudd, chairwoman of the church committee that’s handling the change. “That’s what Jesus is all about.” Edmonds Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ congregation, also voted within the past month to welcome gays and lesbians. Both churches are taking action on an issue that has split denominations throughout the nation… (Online source)
AM has also brought out in Schism ‘Inevitable’ After US Bishops Approve Gay Ordination that this dastardly divisive homosexual lobby is now completely ripping apart the Episcopal Church. And make no mistake here; they are the ones dividing the visible church because Bible-believing Christians have no choice but to distance ourselves from this homosexual heresy.
No, don’t be fooled; for example, Dr. John MacArthur has already told us who’s really at the slimy bottom of this whole Emerging same-sex mess in the church. Hint — Indeed, has God said (Genesis 3:1, NASB):
The bottom line, I think, in the [Emerging Church] movement is that it is a denial of the clarity of Scripture. It is a denial that we can know what the Bible really says… It is at the foundation an unwillingness to accept the clear teaching of Scripture… These people, like the liberals, deny the clear teaching of Scripture…
One of the big issues is homosexuality in the Emerging Church. They don’t want to take a position on homosexuality. The Bible is not vague or obscure or oblique about homosexuality. It couldn’t be more clear. A homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of God…that’s pretty clear. Homosexuality in Romans chapter 1 is a perversion that is manifestly when it happens in a culture, begins to dominate a culture, an evidence of divine wrath and divine judgment. So the Bible is clear. They don’t want that clarity. (Online source)
A word to the wise here; this issue of the unrepentant practice of sexual immorality with a member of the same sex i.e. homosexuality is absolutely not going to go away, so you’d best get ready to decide where you’re going to stand.
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