Christian leaders issue statement on sexuality

A large number of Christian leaders including John Piper and R.C. Sproul recently released a series of affirmations on human sexuality titled the Nashville Statement. It is clear and explicit on the biblical truth concerning homosexuality and transgenderism.

The statement consists of a preamble and fourteen articles. Each article contains an affirmation and a corresponding denial. I find article 10 to be of particular note.

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.

Hear, hear. I’m glad to see Christians address in no uncertain terms, the insanity of American culture in regards to human sexuality. There is no reason to be confused about the subject, but I applaud the men and women who put forth the effort to issue such a clear statement.

Much of the statement is devoted to declaring the forgiveness and radical redemption that is available in Christ. In reading one can not help but be struck by the courageous witness of the gospel. It takes faith and guts to look the slanderous world in the face and say “yes, Jesus can deliver you from your sexual confusion.”

As a pertinent practical matter these leaders have denied that Christians have any obligation to conform to the speech patterns suggested by those promoting transgenderism. I heartily agree. It is absurd to ask anyone to cooperate with the fiction that men can be women and vice versa.

 

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