Thursday, September 27, 2012

FIRST-PERSON: The great need for pastors to address gay marriage

> Sure, we want to make sure that we are welcoming to the world around
> us so we can have relationships with people and ultimately lead them
> to Jesus. But when 39 percent of the church gets same-sex marriage
> wrong, you have to look around and ask, "Who is really leading whom,
> and to where?"
> For those who are on the reservation of Christian orthodoxy, we should
> be able to agree that it is the job of the leadership to train the
> church to think biblically about everything. Once we become aware of
> an area in which that is clearly not happening, we should prioritize
> fixing that problem.
> What about the decision to focus our efforts and energies on less
> divisive, more positive aspects of our faith? I'll defer to Martin
> Luther, who said:
> "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every
> portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which
> the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not
> confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where
> the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to
> be steady on all the battlefields besides is mere flight and disgrace
> if he flinches at that point."

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