Will NAE's Code of Ethics For Pastors Become Professional Standard?
Prominent Christian leaders continue to sign and endorse a "Code of Ethics for Pastors" document created by a National Association of Evangelicals taskforce and released just two weeks ago. But others wonder why the Bible ‚Äď already serving as a standard ‚Äď isn't enough.
Megachurch pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., recently signed the Code of Ethics for Pastors, joining Charles Blake, West Angeles Church of God in Christ; Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church; Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Max Lucado, Oak Hills Church; John Ortberg, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Samuel Rodriguez, New Season Christian Worship Center; and Bryant Wright, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.
Specifically, pastors who sign onto the document vow to, among other things:
Considering the rogue's gallery that is listed in signing in the article, I doubt it will go anywhere, besides there is already a code of conducts for pastors.
Titus 1 5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, 6 namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. 10 For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach, for the sake of sordid gain---NASB
No wonder they wanted a separate standard, because I would say that many of the signees of the NAE paper don't live up to the above requireme
The NAE needs to follow a biblical code of ethics. Why do they insist the sky is falling and evangelical girls are getting pregnant at epic proportions, then point them to Planned Parenthood for contraception and abortion services?
The NAE stated this in their Spring 2012 publication, NAE Insight:
"In recent years, evangelical messaging has focused almost solely on abstinence (e.g. the True Love Waits campaign), but has altogether avoided talking about contraception, even though evangelicals tend to accept contraception. In a poll conducted by the NAE in partnership with Gallup, Inc., 91 percent of evangelicals find hormonal/barrier methods of contraception to be morally acceptable for adults. An informal poll of the NAE Board of Directors suggested that evangelical leaders agree with the wider evangelical community." -THE ABCs of SEXUAL ETHICS, p 5
How can contraception ever be an ethical solution to the Evangelical abortion pandemic (p 2)?