#Baptist Church to Ordain #Gay, #Transgender #Ministers

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#Baptist Church to Ordain #Gay, #Transgender #Ministers

First Baptist of Greenville, South Carolina—the church home of the first Southern Baptist Convention president—has taken a bold move in “embracing the complexities of gender identity.”

John Ruffle [08/14/2015 5:14 PM]
We have a problem when we think that worship is public. What happened to the concept of the gatherings being for the Baptised? We should perhaps post disclaimers on the assembly doors telling people this is a private meeting to which they may enter but with no recourse to the law if they don’t like it. Maybe get people to sign while they are getting security-checked.

Justin Davis [08/19/2015 8:58 AM]
and thus the great apostacy continues as the Baptists now leave the true doctrines of the Bible behind and head towards implosion like the Methodists and the Presburterians and the Episcopols. This is so very sad, but must happen as the Bible says it will.

bishop Glory Sowason [08/19/2015 3:05 PM]
Baptist as a church should know better and ought to have protected the doctrine of salvation and integrity of God.

John Kissinger [09/12/2015 1:39 PM]
http://jorymicah.com/2015/09/11/an-appeal-to-the-ag-church-will-you-hire-more-female-pastors/

Charles Page [09/12/2015 3:22 PM]
I wager there are liberal elements of the CoG who are “embracing the complexities of gender identity.”

25 Comments

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Michael Green

    Be holy for I am holy says God. Nothing is sacred any more this is what was happening in Sodom Gomorrah and why God destroyed mankind in the beginning we will never learn.

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Michael Green

    Does anyone know what crucify the flesh means or renew your mind daily through the reading of the Word or deny the lust of the flesh or the love of the world is enmity with God or unrighteousness or ungodliness.

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      David Sloan

      Matthew 16:24 KJV
      [24] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Walter Polasik

    This is old news. The Episcopalians have been doing this for years. Sad that it finally crept into the Baptists but when you think of the fact that in our world today, you don’t really need genuine commitment to Christ, integrity, walking in holiness, etc. to be a pastor. Nope, all you need is several thousand dollars for a seminary degree, a license to preach from that particular denomination and a willing and supportive congregation. Even with the gay issue aside, how many churches, of the MANY churches we have in this country, are “the real Mcoy”? And how many are social clubs that probably have pastors who are still in the closet? There’s an eye-opening thought. We don’t put people in the pulpit because they have a heart for God, we put them there because they’re successful and paid a seminary big $$$.

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Johnny Martin

    THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GREEN BAY SOUTH CAROLINIA, LOOKING FOR SOULS TO STEAL , HE FOUND THEM IN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH , HOME OF THE FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION.” HERE IS SCRITURES IN GODS WORD , “God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
    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;
    Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
    Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
    Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
    Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
    Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. ” “Unlawful Sexual Relations
    Lev 18:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
    Lev 18:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
    Lev 18:3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
    Lev 18:4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
    Lev 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
    Lev 18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
    Lev 18:7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Lev 18:8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.
    Lev 18:9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
    Lev 18:10 The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
    Lev 18:11 The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Lev 18:12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman.
    Lev 18:13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman.
    Lev 18:14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
    Lev 18:15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
    Lev 18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness.
    Lev 18:17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
    Lev 18:18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
    Lev 18:19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
    Lev 18:20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.
    Lev 18:21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
    Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
    Lev 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
    Lev 18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
    Lev 18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
    Lev 18:26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
    Lev 18:27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
    Lev 18:28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
    Lev 18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
    Lev 18:30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. ” THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD “,
    OR HAVE YOU GOT IT ALL EXSPAINED WAY????????? , MEN WITH MEN, WOMEN WITH WOMEN HAVING SEX, THE SAME THINGS THAT SODAM AND GOMORRAH WAS DOING, AND GOD DESTROYED THEM, GODS WORD DOES NOT CHANGE, ” Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. ” GODS WORD REMAINS THE SAME , IT MEANS THE SAME. IT DOES NOT CHANGE, SIN IS STILL SIN , AN ABOMINATION UNTO GOD . YOUR HELPING SATAN TO SPREAD THE EVIL AND FILTH AND PERVERTED BEHAVIOR, CORRUPTING EVERYONE YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH .

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Walter Polasik

      Now, see, this, my friend, is the result of years and years of compromise on the Bible. The SBC had been compromising in how they taught the Bible for decades. Al Mohler came in and tried to repair that. But it was too widespread for that. If this is, indeed, an SBC move, then I submit to you another historic, Conservative Evangelical denomination has died. They have now become a “rainbow church”.

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Johnny Martin

      still does not change the fact that they are wrong !!!!!!!!! thank GOD , still have ,GODLY CHURCHES, CONGREGATIONS, AND PEOPLE WHO SERVE GOD !!!!!

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    and here’s me thinking the DEVIL WENT DOWN TO Georgia

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Walter Polasik

      Well, he did, I agree with you. I fully believe in the spiritual side of these issues. Yup, the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Johnny Martin

      i am a minister!!!!!

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Walter Polasik

      Johnny Martin So, you SERVE people? Because that’s what the definition of “minister” is. ?

    • Reply July 31, 2017

      Johnny Martin

      i serve GOD, believe GODS word, preach GODS word, i’ve seen the churches slowly letting the devil in for over 50 years,many churches have turned away from GOD . soon JESUS will come for the TRUE CHURCH,those who are born again , a bought by the BLOOD of JESUS and filled with the HOLYGHOST.

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Polasik Do you believe The devil’s in the phone booth dialing 9-1-1

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Daniel Friend

    Ichabod

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Shane Snow

    Pretty sad

  • Reply July 31, 2017

    Gene Brown

    God forbids!

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Jobe Nelson Statum III

    Perhaps The First Church of What’s Happening Now!!!

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Gary Sawyer

    These folks aren’t true baptist

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Nathan Glenn

    This is an old article and this is not a Southern Baptist church. They pulled & become independent years ago

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Years ago or just recently in 2015? More important here is the fact this is the actual site and church home of the first Southern Baptist Convention president

    • Reply August 1, 2017

      Sam Vanderburg

      As the church he grew up in or that he pastors? Talk about a falling away!

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Sam Vanderburg

    I am not “Baptist,” per se, but I certainly have their heritage and history in mine! And I cannot accept this as Baptist nor Christian. What kind of theology so worships the created instead of the creator? Some really mixed up people.

  • Reply August 1, 2017

    Walter Polasik

    It’s called “PC”: Not “Pentecostal/Charismatic” but, “Politically Correct”. That’s the religion they are now.

  • Reply August 2, 2017

    Ira Huth

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