Thursday, December 11, 2008

TRUTH MATTERS!

One week after telling National Public Radio his view of same-sex unions is shifting, Richard Cizik has resigned as vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals. This has come as no surprise to many within the NEA as Cizik was under fire for his global warming views. But the question is, how do those who hold views that are clearly anti-scripture, get such high positions of authority and acceptance within the evangelical world?

Here is a man who believes in unions between homosexuals and describes his views on the subject as "shifting". The Word of God is not shifting on the issue of homosexuality, nor is it shifting on the issue of marriage. The Lord has made it crystal in His Word that homosexuality is a sin. A sin that is forgivable in Christ Jesus, but a sin nonetheless. If a person were to die without the Lord Jesus Christ they would be sent to a forever hell for unforgiven sins like homosexuality and others. And God is also very clear on the issue of marriage and sexual relations within marriage. It is for a man and a woman, and never for a man and a man, or a woman and a woman.

Yet Cizik and other prominent people within evangelicalism do all they can to find a way to make everyone happy, at the expense of Gods Word. It causes there to be a blurring of what it means to be an evangelical. I am no longer comfortable being called an evangelical, not while people like Cizik, Brian McClaren, Rob Bell and others of like mind are called the same. The apostle Paul says in Galatians 1:8-9 that those who preach and teach a different gospel are to be accursed. He says it twice, highlighting the seriousness of the charge.

What is needed today are men of courage, like those of yesteryear who posted the 95 these to the church door. People who gave their lives for the truth of Gods Word, not willing to compromise, regardless of the cost. So while people like Cizik are out in public spreading the pablum they call truth, there is a great opportunity for the people of God to proclaim the truth, being the light that they are called to be. The contrast will be stark and dramatic, and God will draw people to the truth, as He is the Truth and He is where the Truth is!

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pastor tom
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