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Religious Left strikes ‘Toxic’ statement affirming biblical view of sexuality

It never ceases to amaze that those who belong to a Christian church can come out in public and attack their own church’s articles of faith and teaching but only if it involves sex. If it’s about a left view of gay rights it is OK to go against church teaching.
It’s likely that the same will happen here in Australia if gay marriage gets up, there will be Christian ‘yes’ voters demanding that their church gets with it.America’s religious Left has issued a counter-statement to the recently-released Nashville Statement that affirmed the biblical view of human sexuality and was signed by scores of evangelical leaders.

The new statement, signed by various pro-LGBTQ theologians and activists, denounces the Nashville Statement as “toxic” against the Holy Spirit and redefines the nature ​of sin.

“A theologically liberal coalition quickly issued a counter-statement to the Nashville document. Going under the name ‘Christians United,'” reports LifeSiteNews, “the leftist response reverses the historic Christian understanding of homosexuality as a sin and replaces it with the ‘sin of exclusion,’ of which it calls on the Church of Jesus Christ to repent.”

The counter-statement’s preamble offers up a fresh helping of post-colonialist, Christian Marxism that characterizes true Christians not by their outward virtue or their steadfast commitment to the Truth or their moral fortitude, but how their differences have excluded them from the inside groups.

Throughout our history, those who have been on the leading edge of the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work have often found themselves initially excluded, marginalized, and demonized by some of those within established Christian institutions. In the twenty-first century, we believe that the Church finds itself once again on the brink of a new reformation, one which in which the Holy Spirit is calling us to return to the Scriptures and our traditions in order to re-examine our teachings on human sexuality and gender identity.

They then go on to redefine this understanding of gender identity. From the statement’s first Article:

WE AFFIRM that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and that the great diversity expressed in humanity through our wide spectrum of unique sexualities and gender identities is a perfect reflection of the magnitude of God’s creative work.

WE DENY any teaching that suggests God’s creative intent is limited to a gender binary or that God’s desire for human romantic relationships is only to be expressed in heterosexual relationships between one man and one woman.

Article 5 tackles transgenderism and says that rejecting one’s biological sex remains faithful to God:

WE AFFIRM that while the male and female gender identity reflects a majority of the human family, God has created individuals whose gender identity does not fall on such a binary spectrum. We also affirm that there are many transgender individuals who are born with a physical body that is incongruent with their true gender identity, and these individuals should be supported and trusted in regards to their own self-knowledge of who they are and how God has created them.

WE DENY that forcing individuals to embrace a gender identity that matches the cultural assumptions based on their biology is a healthy practice and that the heterosexual, male/female binary is the only consistent reflection of God’s holy purposes in Creation.

“Christians United” has been endoresed by the LGBTQ lobby Human Rights Campaign, which called the Nashville Statement a “vicious attack on LGBTQ people.”

 

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  • LennardC 26/09/2017, 7:18 am

    It is the usual crap from liberals who have their starting truth of human passions and wants rather than from God and what he actually says.

    Can’t they see that their view of sexuality and gender is nothing but confusion which harms those sucked in by it. The true Biblical model for sexuality and moral constraint is simple, straight forward and beneficial for all involved.

    They go on about “sin of exclusion” but have no real understanding of sin before a holy God. ‘Sin’ just becomes a label they throw at people they don’t like.

    Liberals are perfectly happy to exclude those they don’t agree with, such as Creationists, ‘fundamentalists’ and any body who actually takes what the Bible says seriously.

  • Penguinte 26/09/2017, 8:31 am

    Just remember that “Gods” word was writ by men after being verbally passed down or interpreted over several hundred if not thousand years. Regardless of things Biblical the last word, IMO, belongs to Nature and perhaps Darwin’s origin of the species/natural selection which has always been about pro creation. Cross breeding has proved useful but only EVER between male and female.

    • Neville 26/09/2017, 9:37 am

      And, to add to that, thanks Pen: with the last word belonging to nature (which is ipso facto the word of god, to speak in terms of biological evolution and development at least on this planet as far as we know), then the existence of examples of people ABnormal to the normal male-female genotype (as does also exist in other mammals!) is little more than an illustration that they are indeed ABnormal!

  • Lorraine 26/09/2017, 9:07 am

    The left with the ability to make black white and believe it

  • Biking Voter 26/09/2017, 9:31 am

    Anyone and everyone is prepared to prostitute themselves as long as it furthers and emboldens their cause, “Whatever it takes”.

    • Neville 26/09/2017, 9:39 am

      Yes. The standard approach and response from the ‘progressive left’, straight out of the Alinsky playbook; twist the words, invent new definitions of long-used words, declaim anyone objecting to this as a ‘racist’, or a ‘homophobe’. The lefty-greenies are oh so good at projection – whatever they accuse others of being, is exactly what they themselves are!

  • Aktosplatz 26/09/2017, 10:12 am

    Old Testament …From Genesis Chapter 2:-

    3 And Adam said:

    “This is now bone of my bones
    And flesh of my flesh;
    She shall be called Woman,
    Because she was taken out of Man.”
    24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

    New Testament…

    Matthew Chapter 19..

    And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

    On Trying to change the words of the Bible:-

    Proverbs Chapter 30.

    Every word of God is pure;
    He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
    6 Do not add to His words,
    Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

  • Rubyred 27/09/2017, 6:53 am

    It would seem to me that “Christians United” is another invention of the Marxists who have infiltrated Churches to do this very thing. They will stop at nothing to destroy western nations in order to impose Communism on the world. As a Christian I can never condone Homosexuality as it is completely against God’s word. I leave the judgement to God. However, when you see the spectacle homosexuals make of themselves in such events as the Gay Mardi Gras I see it as truly Satanic in nature and I cannot understand the people who bring their children out to see this. I believe there are many homosexuals who want no part of this sort of thing or the exploitation of their lifestyle by the left wing proponents of gay marriage- and I deplore the politicians on both sides who are actively promoting the Yes vote in Australia.