A summary was given as,
“The statement affirms marriage only as a covenant between one man and one woman and denies that God designed marriage for homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationships. The statement also says God designed humans distinctly male and female, and a homosexual or transgender self-conception is not ‘consistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption.’”
That sounds totally consistent with the Bible I have been reading, but of course there are many people who view the Bible as something to be revised and redacted to fit current trends.
The key criticism seemed to be,
“Opponents argue the Nashville Statement and its signatories are on the wrong side of history.”They are right but what they are overlooking is that Biblical Christianity has always been on the “wrong side of history”. As the Apostle Paul said,
(Romans 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.That is why the church has been persecuted down through the ages and is still being persecuted. That is why the devout within the church have been persecuted and are still being persecuted.
Although it is a significant statement for our times, for those who are Bible believing Christians this statement is a ho-hum, “tell me something I didn’t already know” item on the level of January 1 is New Years Day. To those trying to make their Christian faith a comfortable adjunct to popular culture it comes as a frontal assault. They will need to decide which side they are really on, Almighty God or the ACLU.
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