What is the Nashville Statement?
In a nutshell, it’s Christianity.
I didn’t say it’s ‘God’s Word’.
But it borrows HEAVILY from God’s ideas.
If God decided to sue for plagiarism, He’d have a strong case.
Because the Nashville Statement clearly explains the Christian position…
…it infuriates people.
And that is bad.
It’s ALWAYS bad to upset people.
I learned this from conversations with upset people.
The Nashville Statement is Christianity so it runs contrary to Modern Church Doctrines (MCD – blessings be upon it).
MCD preaches “conversation over truth”.
Talking about stuff is morally superior to answering questions.
It’s arrogant when you strive to be ‘right’.
The Bible says the truth shall set you free.
MCD says the truth could hurt your feelings so we’ll avoid it. (Have some coffee.)
MCD preaches “culture over principle”.
The modern church adjusts the gospel to changing times.
Monogamy is outdated.
Single mothers rock!
Dismantle the patriarchy!
Homosexual couples have love to share! Let them adopt kids!
God loves you! God loves you! God loves you!
In the modern church, that’s ALL God does.
He doesn’t judge.
He doesn’t discipline.
He offers no opinions…
He condemns nothing…
…except The Nashville Statement, of course.
It’s charitable to call this stupidity…
…because it might be wickedness.
Do not accuse me of “not understanding how hard it is for Christians to engage the LGBT community“.
I get that it’s hard to engage LGBT people with the gospel.
Because it’s hard to engage EVERYONE with the gospel.
People are stubborn and foolish.
The gospel is a mirror that reflects a person’s soul.
It exposes the awfulness of the human condition.
Modern Church Doctrine downplays the awfulness in favor of sweet platitudes.
“Nobody is perfect!”
And that is precisely the problem.
God rejects everything that isn’t perfect.
Black, White, Male, Female, Gay, Straight, Liberal, Conservative, you and me…every one a wretched sinner.
Perfection in place of our putrid personhood.
That is the truth.
If you’re offended by the truth, you’re doomed.
Christians who TRULY love you will not hide the truth to spare your feelings.
Because the truth will set you free.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5-11