Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture
For years, as the principal public voice for the Southern Baptist Convention, the country's biggest evangelical group, Richard Land warned of a "radical homosexual agenda" and pushed for a federal ban on same-sex marriage.
His successor, Russell Moore, sounded a different note when the Supreme Court in June struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. "Love your gay and lesbian neighbors," Mr. Moore wrote in a flier, "How Should Your Church Respond," sent to the convention's estimated 45,000 churches. "They aren't part of an evil conspiracy." Marriage, he added, was a bond between a man and a woman, but shouldn't be seen as a "'culture war' political issue."
Since the birth of the Christian-conservative political movement in the late 1970s, no evangelical group has delivered more punch in America's culture wars than the Southern Baptist Convention and its nearly 16 million members. The...
Now, Moore is just as bad as Land in his own way, the first and major role of the church is:
Matthew 28 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." ---NASB
If churches want to support various social agencies outside of their walls, in a low key way, fine. This is of course in an individual to outside church way, not by church to outside organization way. The church has plenty to do for what it was called to do. Responsibility Comes With The Gospel
local congregations are involved with people of multiple lifestyles, they live in the communities...
but the ethics leader is hired by the convention to be a mouthpiece of truth in a world of state run eugenics.
his predecessor belonged to the CFR and was more of the Zionist persuasion, in fact spoke at the CFR about how the adventures were fueled by the evangelicals.
if I have understood correctly (please someone correct this if bad info is going around), the ERlC is a UN NGO... now if humanitarian aid was linked to UN I could understand in terms of organizing for catastrophes, but ethics being linked to UN? How far is he permitted to go in speaking the truth?
Is he trying to walk on a high wire?
If anything, I would love to see the Convention sit down with small business owners, small churches, military, teachers, construction workers that have lost their work to illegal immigration, families destitute and out of work, families dealing with autism, etc.....
yes, our neighbor does not need our politics, but if we love our neighbor we will also speak against strong arming that hurts them.
I hope young people know this. when you give people without any scruples absolute power they abuse it absolutely. speaking on behalf of the innocent is biblical.