After World Vision, evangelicals debate boundaries over sexuality ?
Reverberations from the policy flip-flop continue to unfold. Last week, Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving at Google, resigned from the international relief organization‚Äôs board. Faithful America, an online Christian community focused on social justice, had gathered 16,000 signatures calling for Fuller and John Park, another Google employee who sits on the World Vision board, to step down.
"Jacquelline Fuller did the right thing by resigning from the board of an organization whose values don‚Äôt align with Google‚Äôs commitment to inclusivity and equality," Michael Sherrard, director of Faithful America, said in a statement. "Now it‚Äôs time for John Park to follow suit."
Taking a softer position, some progressive Christians wrote in a letter released Wednesday that they grieve World Vision‚Äôs reversal. "And we call on Christian institutions to employ LGBT brothers and sisters in Christ...
No case has been lost or won because Gods laws are neither up for debate or to be won or lost,they just are.
When have unbelievers ever based their life on what Christians do or don't do? the answer is never because Christians are human and fail all the time,it is still no excuse.....did God say come unto me all who need salvation because my people are perfect and you can be like them ?
The current situation has nothing to do with divorce,remarriage or the court of public opinion,it is simply what the Bible has said all along about human behavior,Homosexuality and sexual depravity has always existed and it is only in our age of ego,pride and "enlightenment" that we think the case has been argued successfully one way or another for it....it is still an abomination.
I said "Matrimonialist" because it doesn't sound as clumsy as "Marriagists." I am Protestant, however-- so I don't see marriage as a sacrament in the Roman Catholic sense, but as a divine ordinance given to mankind.
These so-called evangelicals are not evangelicals; that's because the Christian belief in marriage as the union of a man and a woman is as central to our Christian beliefs, in my opinion, as the deity of Christ. It is no less clearly taught in Scripture than the deity of Christ. Paul teaches that marriage is a 'mytery'-- an institution ordained by God that is designed to reflect the spiritual union between Christ and the church. Did Christ lay down His life on the cross to take another Lord into His eternal embrace? Or did He lay down His life to marry the church as His bride? Satan wants to pervert marriage in order to 'blot out' the gospel witness that is proclaimed every time a man takes a woman to be His bride. That's why what is happening in our culture is demonic, and so-called evangelicals who embrace the idea that two men or two women can 'marry' and have sexual relations with each other that are holy and blessed by God are paying heed to 'doctrines of demons.' Belief in God's institution of marriage is so central to our faith that we could call ourselves "Matrimonialists," for we believe that the Christ-church union defines the meaning of history and is at the very center of our faith. That's why so-called same-sex marriage will always be unspeakably blasphemous.