Our culture has been changing, and it is changing fast. One of the areas that we are seeing this change is on the topic of human sexuality and gender. It is for this reason that the Nashville Statement was recently released. As the preamble of the statement says, “As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being.” This is why the Christian leaders have come together to create this document which gives the clear, orthodox position of the church.
However, many believe this statement lacked love and that it was divisive. So, how should Christians respond to the Nashville Statement? Should it be rejected or accepted?
Neal Hardin joined me on the podcast this week to discuss the Christian response to the Nashville Statement as well as his personal testimony. Neal developed same-sex attraction at a young age and has had to figure out how that fits in with his Christian convictions. Read Neal’s testimony and listen as we talk about how the church should respond to this critical change in our culture.
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The religious conversation about LGBTQ issues often erupts into depersonalized debates about biblical passages or scientific studies. In Dear Church: I’m Gay, you’ll follow the journey of real people who have wrestled with their faith, sexuality or gender, and you’ll see that these issues aren’t just about issues. They’re about people. Real people. Beautiful people created in God’s image.
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September 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm
I absolutely agree with this statement, and I’m utterly mystified by the accusation of a lack of love. People meed to be rid of the idea that hatred is the opposite of love.
The reality is the true opposite of love is indifference. As such, speaking out against any Sin is actually the most loving thing any of us can do, even if it’s something the other person doesn’t want to hear.
The only reason why people get so bent out of shape is because they don’t want the personal responsibility that comes with having one’s Sin called out. No one wants to be accountable, and it has very dire consequences.
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