This is a saddening topic for me. I am watching so many things crumble as we stand to share the Gospel. The foundation of the Gospel is being eroded. There is a problem and it is starting to infiltrate our outreach and message. There is nothing to call people to repent from or back to it seems.
I do not hate anyone. In fact I am a person who has needed the grace of God more so than most men. I have friends who are close to me that I love dearly that share in single sex marriage. I used the term marriage incorrectly there. That is how it has been adulterated though. In fact they have been better friends to me than some of my Christian friends were during certain times in my life. So know that I am not throwing any stones or wanting to condemn anyone. But it seems we as a Church are neglecting the very foundation from which the Gospel is to be proclaimed. Men are holding the truth of God in unrighteousness and we are turning everyone to their own way. We are losing our grip on the scriptures and becoming pragmatists it seems to me.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
One thing that seems to be hurtful is that our ordained Leaders are overly silent sometimes. Maybe even complacent? I have watched denominations turn away from the goodness of and righteousness of God for the past 4 decades. They have replaced what the man in the video above noted as true love for a Psuedo-love.
One thing I have loved about Presbyterianism is how things work out from the bottom (the Church members) to the top (the Sessions and Synods) and from the top to the bottom. May God strengthen and mature our Churches from the top to the bottom and the bottom to the top.
We are under attack. The Roman Church is under a lot of attack here in Indiana as they have fired School Counselors for violating their contracts and supposedly marrying same sex partners. This is going to the Federal Courts now. A Roman Church can't even rule over its own doctrine or ministry it seems. And the children of that school and Church are openly advocating for some pride issue they should be blushing about.
We need a new outpouring of God's grace. Let's keep up on loving in a real way and sharing how mankind is in need of real reconciliation to the God of the Holy Scriptures.
Any recommendations on how we are to do this? I actually appreciate how Ken Smith evangelized and loved Mrs. Butterfield.