MCC allows member churches to opt out of belief in Jesus

Whose side…

are they really on?

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Imagine a Christian church which wasn’t, well Christian. Not necessarily because of behavior, but because they just didn’t believe in Jesus, the founder and chief cornerstone of the Christian church. But they still like using his name and personality on their organization.

That’s exactly what the Metropolitan Community Churches allows its member churches to do if they don’t feel comfortable acknowledging Christ as Lord…or savior.

This sharp lunge into further apostasy (if that is even possible) caused a division in the predominately homosexual denomination resulting in the formation of yet another gay christian church, the International Christian Community Church (ICCC). The ICCC is maintains standard gay christian doctrine, but distinguishes itself from the MCC by stating they doaccept Jesus.

According to Rev. Jay Neely, the ICCC founder, a former district coordinator for the MCC, “In some of the more progressive churches, they were allowed to remove the profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and to me, that’s not church.”

So, the MCC views “progression” as optional denial of Christ? Not a particularly shocking thing considering (1) MCC’s founder is an unrepentant adulterer, (2) its national “minister of justice” commanded gay christians not to discuss the Bible with “conservatives”, (3) one of it ministers wrote a book imagining Jesus as a homosexual with multiple sexual experiences (4) its current president says its okay to replace sound biblical interpretation with one’s own imagination and (5) a member church in Indianapolis purchased a ventriloquist model of Jesus for $55,000.

MCC’s egregious facade of Christianity is reminiscient of the other thief on the cross. He hung next to the Savior, looked him in the eye and cursed him.

Considered the crown jewel of the gay christian movement, the MCC (see profile here) actually does not value Jesus at all. Its core values reflect social/secular activism much more than Christian evangelism. Jesus (many versions available) seems only to be utilized when it comes to defense of the “red letter love” principle.

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10 thoughts on “MCC allows member churches to opt out of belief in Jesus

  1. Maybe there is hope that the ICCC will actually one day do what Jesus commands, given they claim to keep faith in Him.

    I can’t help but think of Romans 9. Those who are actually called to the Lord will have to come to the fullness of truth.

    Those who wish to remain in the “red letters” are eventually going to have to read John 16:12-15 and realize that the rest of scripture is of the Lord too. Including the parts that forbid homosexual behavior.

  2. Heresy anyone?

    Apostasy in vogue?

    Let us count the ways!

    How do we recognize heresy groups?

    Ed Hindson writes:

    The biblical writers use the following descriptions:

    1. abandon the faith (1 Timothy 4:1)
    2. follow deceiving spirits (1 Timothy 4:1)
    3. doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1)
    4. hypocritical liars (1 Timothy 4:2)
    5. lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:2)
    6. lovers of money (2 Timothy 3:2) [Note from Chris: Benny Hinn, anyone?]
    7. boastful, proud, abusive, unholy (2 Timothy 3:2)
    8. lovers of pleasure (2 Timothy 3:4)
    9. deceitful workmen (2 Corinthians 11:13)
    10. pervert the gospel of Christ (Galatians 1:7)
    11. destructive heresies (2 Peter 2:1)
    12. shameful ways (2 Peter 2:2)
    13. deceivers (2 John 7)
    14. godless men (Jude 4)
    15. Christ-deniers (Jude 4)

    Most heretics fall under a few of the above. Looks like we hit the jackpot with the MCC!!

  3. Two thoughts on this. First, imagine if the pastors of these unbiblical churches got set free from homosexuality or lesbianism. Imagine their first sermon after being delivered from that identity and behavior. That would be cool.

    Second, it reminds me of the church of the church of Pergamum…here’s what Rev. 2:13-17 says.

    “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
    Rev 2:13 ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
    Rev 2:14 ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit {acts of} immorality.
    Rev 2:15 ‘So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
    Rev 2:16 ‘Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
    Rev 2:17 ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give {some} of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.

  4. Stacy, Christine good observations indeed. This brings up a question.
    Do we pray that they become free from their bondage or de we keep exposing the source of their bondage? Is one more effective than the other or both to be used companionly ( I guess thats a word).

  5. I think Peter sums it up well:

    “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping…” 2 Peter 2:1-3

    [It gets really interesting here]

    “They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness…

    …Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by APPEALING TO THE LUSTFUL DESIRES OF SINFUL HUMAN NATURE, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. THEY PROMISE THEM FREEDOM, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.”

    Peter was dead one. Almost eerie.

  6. In response to your question, I think we expose both. Those who have spiritual eyes will be able to discern the spiritual war that is going on, and those who don’t may see the evil.

  7. If they don’t acknowledge Christ, how can it be a Christian Church?

    The Gay Christian movement can only be classified as insane and asinine.

  8. I was a member of a MCC for a few years; I’m really not surprised at the latest theological twist. I am a non=practising gay Christian. (I mean a non-practising gay woman!) I look at this call for celibacy as a sacrifice to the Lord Jesus. That is all I know about it. I have begun the study of koine greek. I think that most of the gay positive statements such as “Oh, Paul really wasn’t talking about homosexuality!” is rationalization!

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