Leftists RAGE After Evangelical Leaders Sign 'Nashville Statement' Affirming Biblical View Of Sexuality


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(Worthy News) - The sexual revolution has inflicted great damage on Western culture, producing broken homes, out-of-wedlock births, abortion, the redefinition of marriage, and now the promulgation of transgender theory, indoctrination from which even kindergartners are not exempt. To combat this seemingly unstoppable movement, a group of high-profile evangelical leaders, from John Piper to Francis Chan to Tony Perkins, signed what is now known as “The Nashville Statement,” affirming the biblical notion of sexuality, marriage, family, and gender.

In the statement's preamble, the evangelical leaders declare the 21st century post-Christian, something the West has not seen in over 1000 years, and one of rising secularism that has confused the masses and corrupted Christian thought.

This secular spirit of our age presents a great challenge to the Christian church. Will the church of the Lord Jesus Christ lose her biblical conviction, clarity, and courage, and blend into the spirit of the age? Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life? Will she maintain her clear, counter-cultural witness to a world that seems bent on ruin?

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Nashville Statement

“Know that the LORD Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…”
-Psalm 100:3

Preamble

Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period
of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has
embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being. By and large the spirit
of our age no longer discerns or delights in the beauty of God’s design for human life. Many
deny that God created human beings for his glory, and that his good purposes for us include our
personal and physical design as male and female. It is common to think that human identity as
male and female is not part of God’s beautiful plan, but is, rather, an expression of an
individual’s autonomous preferences. The pathway to full and lasting joy through God’s good
design for his creatures is thus replaced by the path of shortsighted alternatives that, sooner or
later, ruin human life and dishonor God.

This secular spirit of our age presents a great challenge to the Christian church. Will the church
of the Lord Jesus Christ lose her biblical conviction, clarity, and courage, and blend into the
spirit of the age? Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and
unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life? Will she maintain her clear, counter-cultural
witness to a world that seems bent on ruin?

We are persuaded that faithfulness in our generation means declaring once again the true story of
the world and of our place in it—particularly as male and female. Christian Scripture teaches that
there is but one God who alone is Creator and Lord of all. To him alone, every person owes gladhearted
thanksgiving, heart-felt praise, and total allegiance. This is the path not only of glorifying
God, but of knowing ourselves. To forget our Creator is to forget who we are, for he made us for
himself. And we cannot know ourselves truly without truly knowing him who made us. We did
not make ourselves. We are not our own. Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given
by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us
to be.

We believe that God’s design for his creation and his way of salvation serve to bring him the
greatest glory and bring us the greatest good. God’s good plan provides us with the greatest
freedom. Jesus said he came that we might have life and have it in overflowing measure. He is
for us and not against us. Therefore, in the hope of serving Christ’s church and witnessing
publicly to the good purposes of God for human sexuality revealed in Christian Scripture, we
offer the following affirmations and denials.

Article 1
WE AFFIRM that God has designed marriage to be a covenantal, sexual, procreative, lifelong
union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife, and is meant to signify the covenant
love between Christ and his bride the church.
WE DENY that God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous
relationship. We also deny that marriage is a mere human contract rather than a covenant made
before God.

Article 2
WE AFFIRM that God’s revealed will for all people is chastity outside of marriage and fidelity
within marriage.
WE DENY that any affections, desires, or commitments ever justify sexual intercourse before or
outside marriage; nor do they justify any form of sexual immorality.

Article 3
WE AFFIRM that God created Adam and Eve, the first human beings, in his own image, equal
before God as persons, and distinct as male and female.
WE DENY that the divinely ordained differences between male and female render them unequal
in dignity or worth.

Article 4
WE AFFIRM that divinely ordained differences between male and female reflect God’s original
creation design and are meant for human good and human flourishing.
WE DENY that such differences are a result of the Fall or are a tragedy to be overcome.

Article 5
WE AFFIRM that the differences between male and female reproductive structures are integral
to God’s design for self-conception as male or female.
WE DENY that physical anomalies or psychological conditions nullify the God-appointed link
between biological sex and self-conception as male or female.

Article 6
WE AFFIRM that those born with a physical disorder of sex development are created in the
image of God and have dignity and worth equal to all other image-bearers. They are
acknowledged by our Lord Jesus in his words about “eunuchs who were born that way from their
mother's womb.” With all others they are welcome as faithful followers of Jesus Christ and
should embrace their biological sex insofar as it may be known.
WE DENY that ambiguities related to a person’s biological sex render one incapable of living a
fruitful life in joyful obedience to Christ.

Article 7
WE AFFIRM that self-conception as male or female should be defined by God’s holy purposes
in creation and redemption as revealed in Scripture.
WE DENY that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God’s
holy purposes in creation and redemption.

Article 8
WE AFFIRM that people who experience sexual attraction for the same sex may live a rich and
fruitful life pleasing to God through faith in Jesus Christ, as they, like all Christians, walk in
purity of life.
WE DENY that sexual attraction for the same sex is part of the natural goodness of God’s
original creation, or that it puts a person outside the hope of the gospel.

Article 9
WE AFFIRM that sin distorts sexual desires by directing them away from the marriage covenant
and toward sexual immorality— a distortion that includes both heterosexual and homosexual
immorality.
WE DENY that an enduring pattern of desire for sexual immorality justifies sexually immoral
behavior.

Article 10
WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that
such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.
WE DENY that the approval of homosexual immorality or transgenderism is a matter of moral
indifference about which otherwise faithful Christians should agree to disagree.

Article 11
WE AFFIRM our duty to speak the truth in love at all times, including when we speak to or
about one another as male or female.
WE DENY any obligation to speak in such ways that dishonor God’s design of his imagebearers
as male and female.

Article 12
WE AFFIRM that the grace of God in Christ gives both merciful pardon and transforming
power, and that this pardon and power enable a follower of Jesus to put to death sinful desires
and to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.
WE DENY that the grace of God in Christ is insufficient to forgive all sexual sins and to give
power for holiness to every believer who feels drawn into sexual sin.

Article 13
WE AFFIRM that the grace of God in Christ enables sinners to forsake transgender selfconceptions
and by divine forbearance to accept the God-ordained link between one’s biological
sex and one’s self-conception as male or female.
WE DENY that the grace of God in Christ sanctions self-conceptions that are at odds with God’s
revealed will.

Article 14
WE AFFIRM that Christ Jesus has come into the world to save sinners and that through Christ’s
death and resurrection forgiveness of sins and eternal life are available to every person who
repents of sin and trusts in Christ alone as Savior, Lord, and supreme treasure.
WE DENY that the Lord’s arm is too short to save or that any sinner is beyond his reach.

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2 thoughts on “Leftists RAGE After Evangelical Leaders Sign 'Nashville Statement' Affirming Biblical View Of Sexuality”

  1. I concur to this statement

    History has taught us that any civilization that disobeys the bible ends up in self destruction.
    America is on its way to self destruction.

    It is often said "before you remove a fence, first stop and pause and ask why was it put there in the first place". If you do ypu will realized that it was for your own good that it was placed there.

    Atheism and secularism has led the world into two world wars in the ladt century.

  2. The problem is Truth.

    This generation of 27, or so, something's and younger were raised on lies. At least in the public schools and not a few of the private schools. How many were NOT indoctrinated by Psychology? Is there even a list of Grammar, Middle and/or HS's that abstain from using it?

    They've been brainwashed as surely as we who were raised in Catholic parochial schools were.

    They might believe in, or come to believe in, the God of the Bible but fail to accept some of His values (such as regarding marriage, sexuality, etc). It's too hard for them to swallow. Much like Nicodemus didn't know one (even a Jew) had to be "born from above" (anew) to get into Heaven. Some concepts are more important than others.

    What is most important is their connection to Christ and through him, to the God of all Creation.

    Jesus explained such problems with his teaching of John, the Baptizer, being the foretold Elijah (again) in, Matt. 11:14-15, "And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever has ears, let them hear."

    That phrase is heard over and over, "he who has ears to hear, let him hear." Mark 4:9. And in Rev. 3:6 again it says, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says..."

    There are many examples of people being unable to receive what God has to say, that is, Truth about something biblical. We find that (and so many complain about it too) in many of our Protestant denominations. One says the millennium already came and is in progress, another insists "the church" will be caught away before the Great and terrible Tribulation. A bit hard to swallow since "the church" is only those of Catholic denominations (Roman, Greek, Russian Orthodox, etc) and nothing of God's Kingdom at all. Protestants (most Messianics know this) who refuse to leave or let their "church" be named biblically only suffer God's discipline instead. Worse yet, they put themselves in place of real abuse from Satan's servants instead of becoming something functional for Christ/Messiah.

    The only way to really be "on the same page" with Christ, "in Christ" is when we admit that none of us knows full and unadulterated Truth except in and through the real Messiah (Christ) who is himself unadulteratedly True (it's one of his names, like Alpha/Omega. Even then, as we know that even the best of the prophets named by Jesus (i.e. Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea) were all sinners, saved by their God (and Father of Y'shua HaMashiach). So, we must admit to ourselves and to God that none of us knows it all, or knows a thing without fault. We are humans after all.

    Then, we can really begin to gain some Truth.

    Let God work those who believe someone can just pick a gender, trans, then change via surgery, then convert back...through some of these, their, class courses. Stop making our Catechisms based on old Catholic Councils, whose members we've not even received confirmation from God that they were His.

    Let's teach them to trust Jesus, first. Or with Jews, teach them to actually trust the God of their fathers, He will show Y'shua to them, or they're not trusting Him. Both ways work. One leads to the other, and the other leads to God always, not matter what. For one is in the other, and the other in Him.

    It is trusting that is faith, without it, there is no "faith."

    How much more authority does the recovered, repentant, former trans male have to witness and assist then do you and I who never even met a (known) one? We proclaim Jesus, and they teach God's forgiveness and wholeness through Jesus.

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