Today the growing voices of secular humanism are telling Christians that homosexuality is just another lifestyle choice. In many Christian denominations today, homosexual unions have achieved parity with heterosexual marriage.
Should over two thousand years of Christian teaching and tradition be abandoned because of pressure from the secular left? Has the Bible been reduced to nothing more than a quaint historical recipe book filled with arduous instructions and impossible to find ingredients? Are the Ten Commandments really nothing more than ten little suggestions?
We have written several articles about the gradual takeover of many Christian denominations by the far left. This began decades ago within the mainline Christian denominations. Inroads are now being made by the Christian left with Evangelicals and even within more “conservative” churches.
If we have eyes to see it is apparent that we are living in times where it is no longer easy to be a Christian. The strength of our faith will be determined by God’s grace and our individual abilities to withstand the derision and false charges that will be heaped upon us as Christians. Those who are swayed by the world, by money, by power, and by the so-called “authority” of the leftist media, will fall.
Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas is debating whether their church directory should include gay couples, or gay people individually but not as couples, or whether to omit all individual and family photos.
Here’s an excerpt from the Dallas Morning News article “Fort Worth's Broadway Baptist wrestling with listing gay members in directory
“ . . . Members were to vote Sunday after morning worship. But in a clear indication that they are divided over how accepting to be of homosexuality, they met for an hour and then postponed any decision until deacons make a recommendation on Feb. 24.
"We will continue to discuss this issue together as a church family," Kathy Madeja, chair of the deacons, said in a prepared statement. "We do not want to rush to make a decision, but rather to continue to listen to each other and for God's leading for our church." . . .
Homosexuality continues to be a vexing issue in American Christianity, with the Episcopal Church, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and other denominations facing internal conflicts over how accepting to be, particularly in regard to gay clergy.
The conservative Southern Baptist Convention recently began a program to reach out to gay people. But the program seeks to get them to change from what the SBC considers to be a sinful lifestyle.
Still, some Baptist churches welcome gay people as they are. One is Myers Park Baptist of Charlotte, N.C., which left the SBC years ago but continued to be affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
When the state convention decided that its churches must refuse to "affirm, approve, endorse, promote, support or bless homosexual behavior," Myers Park turned itself in as not following such a policy. Last month, amid much publicity, state convention "messengers" voted to expel the church. . .”
Here’s a link to the Broadway Baptist (E-mail) Staff Directory. Include Broadway Baptist in your prayers and share your thoughts. You never know, God could be answering their prayers through your own impulse to respond. They will make a final decision on February 24th, 2008.
Note: Traditionally Christianity has always viewed the ACT of homosexuality as immoral. Notice that the emphasis is on the word “ACT” not the proclivity. Traditionally, Christianity does not condemn homosexuals for being homosexual but does condemn homosexual acts. Therefore, even in very conservative Christian denominations it is possible to be a homosexual in good standing if one does not engage in homosexual acts. In other words, if a homosexual chooses to remain celibate, he or she would be a traditional Christian in good standing.
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