Remember that game where you had to figure out what was different between two very simular looking pictures?Well, if you’ve been paying attention since reading GCM Watch, this should be a breeze for you.
First, do this warm up. Look at the picture below and point out what’s different between the mike #1 and mike #2. After you finish that, read this “belief statement” from a new gay church (in yellow highlight box) and tell me how it differs from the beliefs a of a true biblical church.
We Believe the Bible to be the inspired written word of God.
We Believe that there is only One true and living God, eternally manifested in the persons of :”God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit: yet not three eternals but ONE.
We Believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture/catching away of the Church, the bride of Christ at His glorious return.
We Believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
We Believe in being baptized (COMPLETELY IMMERSED) in water as the first work of obedience following repentance.
We believe in the sanctifying and regenerative power of the Holy Spirit through which the believer is able the live a godly, spirit filled life through Christ.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary makes salvation available to all people.
We believe in healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer, according to James 5:14
We believe in the priesthood of every believer, every believer has direct access to God through Jesus Christ and is called to live with spiritual authority, power and grace. (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:16)
We believe in the “who so ever will” intentionally inclusive love of God through Jesus Christ, As a result, we are called to love, affirm and welcome all people to the table of the Lord. John 3:16
We believe in the support of Christ’s body, the Church through the practice of tithing,
We believe in the spiritual principles of sowing and reaping. Malachi 3:6-12
This church (I dont want to give the name) looks and feels like it might be “straight” (npi), but something gives it away. The object of the exercise is to judge churches by their beliefs, not by how well the pastor dresses, preaches, gives to the poor or how bangin the choir is, etc.