Jesus Would Sign The Nashville Statement

 

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Monogamy is outdated.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.

Enter, Jesus.

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

4 thoughts on “Jesus Would Sign The Nashville Statement

  1. Jeff Lane says:

    I always go back to a phrase I heard sometime ago and that is God loves you just the way you are and loves you too much to let you stay that way.
    To think you can follow Jesus and not change is to lie to yourself about that relationship with him. We struggle as the Apostle Paul did and not just resign ourselves to our sinful nature. If you want to live a lifestyle that is contrary to the Scriptures you are free to do so but I don’t have to listen to you tell me how to live in my faith community. Ultimately your issue is not with me but with God. Good luck changing His mind.

  2. Sally Krakora Smith says:

    I believe the refusal of people to stand up for what is true in the Word is at the root of many problems in our society. Our children are taught that there is no right or wrong, that what is right and true is flexible, according to the situation. That we are to tolerate all beliefs and embrace all lifestyles, love is love, no matter who or what or how it is directed. Worst of all, if you disagree, you are labeled a bigot. There is only one truth, be a Berean, check what the giver of truth says.

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