World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes

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alex o.'s picture

The initial decision leaves me with a lot of doubts about their decision making abilities. It seems to me this acceptance of same-sex orientation as Christians is just a fad. This is the "cool thing to do now". This board tried to be principled (and were) but they had the wrong principles in their first decision. It raises many questions in my mind as to their fitness to represent Christ.

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Darrell Post's picture

What is clear by their own reversal statement, was that while there was no public outcry or pressure for their first decision, it WAS public pressure (i.e. the responses of Franklin Graham and John Piper and no doubt others) that prompted the second decision. So their heart was really for the initial decision or they wouldn't have made it.

alex o.'s picture

The new statement by WV mentions that we should respect folks with this outlook I concur. For Christians: the gates of Hades are impervious to our assault. When the bible tell us that there is no peace for the wicked, it should encourage us to reach out to these folks instead of shunning them as I have seen many Christians do. This should be a natural thing for us instead of contrived outreach though. We should be their friends as much as possible while living in the Spirit. They will separate from us because they will become uncomfortable with the truth, but they will remember the love and peace in our lives, and so we may be able to plant or water even though we do not reap a harvest just yet. We should pray for them and even tell them so that we are praying for their coming to know God.

The homosexual folks are miserable and for the most part they think the problem is one of human acceptance: if everyone accepts them, then they will have peace. This will never work, and as Christians we should recognize their plight and treat them as fellow humans and not someone who is to be shunned. We should explain that they need to repent of their sin as all others and that God will help them if they turn to Him.

I have known many folks like this and have respected them in their own right. Many were excellent workers or students and I have given them props for the quality of their work and have treated them as equals along these lines. However I would not accept them as fellow believers until they repent (the same as anyone else).

"Our faith itself... is not our saviour. We have but one Saviour; and that one Saviour is Jesus Christ our Lord.  B.B. Warfield

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