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Standing on Solid Rock, Not Sinking Sand ^ | 5-9-12 | Dr. Michael Youssef

Posted on 05/09/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Recently I read a masterful article in The Christian Post by Dr. Albert Mohler, who is nothing short of a modern-day prophet. In the article, Dr. Mohler warns, “The urgency to reach people with the Gospel can, if the church is not faithful and watchful, tempt us to subvert the Gospel by redefining its terms.”

Specifically, Dr. Mohler drew attention to how some evangelical megachurches appear to be softening their positions on homosexuality. He calls on evangelical leaders to steer clear of the sinking sand of celebrating homosexuality—a quicksand that the mainline churches, I believe, have fallen into. Many evangelicals today need to take a hard look at what happened to their mainline forebears.

Having once served as a priest in the Episcopal Church, having warned my denomination’s leadership against sinking sand, having walked out before the denomination enveloped me, I offer my plea to my friends in some of these churches.

I am hearing the same language I heard 25 years ago: “We must love without passing judgment,” they say. “We need to accept people regardless of their moral practices.”

But my concern goes far beyond those misleading statements. The questions that no one seems to ask in the midst of this muddled thinking are: Why is the homosexual lobby adamant that their practice should not only be accepted, but celebrated, especially by Christian leaders? When they know full well what scripture says? Why does the homosexual lobby feel that it’s not enough for the church to love and care for them as individuals?

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Very good post from Dr. Michael Youssef.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 1:39:07 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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They say, “You cannot accept me without accepting, approving, and even celebrating my sin.” If we want to please the Lord, and if we believe that obeying His Word is a matter of life and death, then we must not fall for that trap.

Outstanding statement.

2 posted on 05/09/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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