CENTERVILLE, OH – Whenever the false teachers of the gay christian movement raise their ugly doctrine of inclusion, church splits are inevitable because false teachers destroy fellowship.
That’s currently happening at one Dayton area church where homosexual activists in religious blackface are pushing their so-called “committed relationships” wedge issue. From the Dayton Daily News:
More than church policy on gay clergy is dividing one of the Miami Valley’s largest congregations.
The 3,000 members of Epiphany Lutheran Church have until 4 p.m. today to respond to an informal “straw poll,” asking them whether they would agree to an amicable separation of the congregation, related to church policy allowing gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as ministers.
A Nov. 2 letter from the church’s Congregational Council stated that many issues, including differing opinions among members concerning the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s social statement, were behind the proposed split.
But church members say this issue is just the latest, most visible disagreement within the membership.
“In my opinion, we have a militant wing of the congregation that is conservative, and then we have a group that is more about outreach,” said Rob Miller, 41, who has been at Epiphany since 2003. “And that militant group has seized on this declaration of sexuality.”
Senior Pastor John Bradosky sent an accompanying letter on Nov. 2 explaining how the division has affected Epiphany’s finances, attendance and future. He said an attempt at unity with an “agree to disagree” resolution in February regarding the statement had backfired.
The works of the flesh are manifest (clearly seen) it reads in Galatians 5.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Notice that such excesses WILL NOT inherit or enter the kingdom of God. We know that these spiritual vices do not operate independently of humans so it is to be understood that no one who embraces, practices and engages in these sins will enter God’s kingdom.
What is it about “will not inherit” do these gay christians and their blind supporters not understand?
Consenting to any form of sexual immorality as good indicates that a church has lost its way biblically. Homosexuality cannot be justified in any context and the gay christians know this. That’s why you see them attach “respectable” qualifiers “committed relationships” on to their sins. A committed relationship is morally neutral and it enables them to sound respectable while engaging in act God has called abominable. A good test would be apply the same to pedophiles and animal sex fetishes. If those pass the test, then homosexuality can be acceptable as well.
The other aspect to this issue within the churches is the sanctification of fornication pushed by homosexual activists. Fornication is sexual activity between two unmarried people. Since homosexual can never achieve a legitimate marriage in the eyes of God, they have turned to man via the courts to sanctify their immorality. Of course they need the apostate church to side with them and make it “right” religiously.