Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Methodist church bans straight marriage. Really.

Seen at the Reformation 21 site posted by Carl Trueman, his link leads us to this church's website, where they dared to take a stand. I say 'dared' because the stand they took is against God. Doing that never ends well. (Genesis 3:23, Exodus 11:5, Leviticus 10:1, Jude 1:7...)

Public Statement on Marriage, Standing in Solidarity with LGBTQ members.
On the matter of same-sex marriage, Green Street UMC sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination. North Carolina prohibits same-sex marriage and all the rights and privileges marriage brings. The Leadership Council has asked that their ministers join others who refuse to sign any State marriage licenses until this right is granted to same- sex couples. Because the United Methodist Church prohibits its pastors from conducting same- sex weddings, excluding gay and lesbian couples from the holy sacrament of marriage, the Leadership Council has asked the pastor to refrain from conducting wedding ceremonies in our sanctuary for straight couples, until the denomination lifts its ban for same-sex couples.
LBGTQ stands for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning. (like God made it unclear what sex you are). One thing should become abundantly clear. It is not the UMC which prohibited performing gay marriages, it is God who prohibited that. The object of their ire is misplaced, and indeed, their ire is misplaced, too.

God has ordered the sexes, and there are two of them. He proclaimed marriage between one and the other. (Genesis 2:24). He has condemned homosexual activity of all kinds. (1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10). The sexual activity he has authorized is within marriage between a man and a woman. The bible condemns all sexual immorality. (Acts 15:20; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:13, 18; 7:2; 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4; Jude 7).

Choosing to reject all that means that Jesus will judge him on the last day.

“The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.” (John 12:47).

Rejecting Jesus also means rejecting His plain word and His statutes, and there is always a consequence to that. Nabab and Abihu found that out the hard way. (Leviticus 10:2). So did Korah. (Numbers 16). I know that people don't "like" that answer, but it is the answer.

While we shake our heads in amazement that the plain words of the bible are continually twisted and rejected, we can still continue to pray for our churches and Christian leaders. The blindness that is staining the hearts of people can be lifted by the gracious work of the Holy Spirit. Please be a part of that work in praying to Him who can heal all wounds, including spiritual wounds of faltering minds and hearts.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, talk about losing one's moral compass! I can hardly believe that so many people can read the same words of scripture that I do in those verses, and just not get it...they must not have the Holy Spirit indwelling them? AKA counterfeit christianity...wolves in sheeps clothing sent in among us to scatter the sheep and confuse the congregation. Pity so many are so easily led astray...we must pray to not be taken in by the deciever...put up the shield and take up the sword, and put on the armor of God...the helmet of salvation is given to protect the mind from the lies (amongst other things).
    I am sad that in this day, it is not athiests or occultists that we must be the most wary of, but of those who would call themselves Christian...perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he warned about brother against brother...having your enemy within the same household?

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  2. This is just so sad!
    Yesterday I received an email requesting I get in tough with my MP about transgender Bill C279. They are voting today on weather or not to pass this bill or not. This is nothing but pure wickedness. What comes out of this can of worms is if you are a male and believe in your mind that you are female then you may go into the ladies washroom and into the ladies saunas without a question. There will be no male and female anymore!! This totally discusses me and I pray this bill does not pass but be burned up instead.

    Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. :)
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    1. Hi COG,

      I never thought of this type of legislature as affecting the rest of us in such a personal way...I can't imagine going into a restroom or sauna with men!
      You can only imagine the sexual assaults on women that could happen then...especially when these people have such a reprobate mind and are full of demonic influences! And I thought the worst thing to worry about in a public restroom was the germs. I will be praying for Canada as well as the USA.
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  3. horrible, just horrible and wickedly painful to see. My thinking is that this will start many more Churches who are apostate or who compromise to follow suite.

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  4. Oh America!!!! Oh America!!!!!, Oh America!!!!!!!! is it any wonder that almost all major false teachings/prophets have emanated from American? JW, LDS, etc
    God will laugh the laugh of victory in the end.
    America, you say you are great and that 'God bless America', not again but for the saints who are standing for the truth, a remnant shall remain to glorify the Lord.

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