Baptist church connected to Baylor to allow ministers to perform same-sex weddings
After months of praying, leaders at the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, announced Sunday that they have decided to allow their ministers to perform same-sex weddings inside their church building even though it goes against the official policy of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
‚ÄúFour months ago, the leadership team stood before you and asked for your prayers and your voices regarding building use and pastor autonomy for same-sex marriages,‚ÄĚ church leaders noted in a letter to the congregation.
‚ÄúWe believed then, as we do now that UBC is a place that celebrates intellectual and theological diversity, but felt that our ambiguity on these polices had the potential to create harm for those in the LGBTQ community,‚ÄĚ the letter continued....
No matter how someone tries to convince that homosexuality is acceptable, the word of God clearly stands against it. The book of Revelation at the end clearly states their destination. Those of God will hear His voice! ‚ÄúLittle children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠1 John‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠2:18-19‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠KJV‚Ä¨‚Ä¨
‚ÄúHow blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Revelation of Yeshua to Yochanan (Rev)‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠22:14-15‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠CJB‚Ä¨‚Ä¨ ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt delude yourselves: no one makes a fool of God! A person reaps what he sows.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä≠‚Ä≠Galatians (Gal)‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠6:7‚Ä¨ ‚Ä≠CJB‚Ä¨‚Ä¨
Well, take heart folks, their tabernacle is as small as a storefront church. For all the soothing, lilting sing song talk about joy and sitting among you, there probably a good chance the ‚Äú leadership ‚Äú are queer and those sitting among them are queer. It doesn‚Äôt look like there‚Äôs much on that plate. But , Hold onto your hat, this is a minor wind gust. The present leadership of the SBC will probably react by having Lifeway make a pro sodomite and transgender quarterly and pull all masculine references from the vaunted CSB ( built in China) bible and toot their horns and say if you‚Äôre a old fat bald white guy, married to a full sized bride holding onto your Chriswell Study Bible, ‚Äú we don‚Äôt want your kind round here, boy!‚ÄĚ ‚Äú We want us a ‚Äúrelevant ‚Äú gospel, without the cross, the book or the blessed hope ‚Äú, thank you‚ÄĚ. So hold up your iPhone if you‚Äôre headed to hades, the flames are hot.
‚ÄúBut false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies. They will even deny the Master who bought them‚ÄĒbringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result the way of the truth will be maligned. In their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction does not slumber. For God did not spare angels when they sinned, but threw them into Sheol. He put them in chains of gloomy darkness, to be held until the judgment. He did not spare the ancient world. He preserved only Noah, a proclaimer of righteousness, along with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly. He devastated the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes‚ÄĒmaking them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly. He rescued Lot, a righteous man deeply troubled by the shameless immorality of the wicked. (For that righteous man, while living among them, was tormented in his righteous soul day after day by lawless deeds he saw and heard.) Therefore the Lord certainly knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and how to keep the unrighteous being punished until the Day of Judgment
Another thread was wondering why is the southern Baptists we're losing members. Hypocrisy could be one reason ‚Ěó(See the other article in another thread for today.)
Leonardo Blair wrote: The[ https://tinyurl.com/y42c2elz ]official position adopted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas on same-sex marriage in 2016, is that it is grounds for declaring a church outside the bounds of cooperation with the state convention.
In February 2017 three churches ‚ÄĒ Lake Shore Baptist in Waco, First Baptist in Austin and Wilshire Baptist in Dallas ‚ÄĒ were declared ‚Äúoutside of harmonious cooperation‚ÄĚ with the BGCT in line with that policy.
these churches that go against God's will seem to do a lot of praying, who are they actually praying to?
God has already made a plain where he stands on this topic.
Matthew 19:4-6 He answered, ‚ÄúHaven‚Äôt you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‚ÄėFor this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?‚Äô So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don‚Äôt let man tear apart.‚ÄĚ