Andy Stanley: Jesus would want you to bake a gay wedding cake http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/megachurch-pastor-rejects-his-fathers-bigotry-jesus-would-want-you-to-bake-a-gay-wedding-cake/ Megachurch pastor rejects his father’s bigotry: Jesus would want you to bake a gay wedding cake www.rawstory.com
James Armstrong [05/11/2015 6:02 PM]
I like his view, however we still need to acknowledge that homosexuality is sin. It’s no different than premarital sex, or an affair as far as that goes, but it’s still sin. Christianity isn’t religion it’s a lifestyle. Homosexuality is a lifestyle just as is heterosexuality. On is against Gods will. Therefore shouldn’t coexist with the Christian lifestyle. Not because I say so but because God does. Old an new testiments agree. Romans 1:27 sticks out in my mind. We shouldn’t drive anyone away from God. If you had a friend in the church having sex outside of wedlock you should tell him he’s sinning. Since God doesn’t allow Gay marriage all homosexual sex is sex outside the marriage. The government “gay marriage is all about taxes, insurance an legal(mans laws) situations. It doesn’t absolve God marriage law.
The Christian world needs to find a better way to reach out to the LGBT community they need God, no worst than anyone else, and we have the way the truth and the life. Accept the person, love them, show them mercy and compassion, but never accept sin. Don’t every think of anything wrong as right, don’t even give that illusion. The bible teaches flee the very appearance of sin.
It’s a tight rope we need to learn to walk. There are souls to rescue and there are souls to save. We need to be the light.
Pentecostal Theology [05/11/2015 6:50 PM]
oh wow – not Stanley too http://m.christianpost.com/news/andy-stanley-churches-should-be-safest-place-on-the-planet-for-gay-youth-137739/
Paul F. Evans [05/11/2015 7:09 PM]
It’s never been about baking the cake… it’s about being made to attend and participate in the ceremony or reception activities! I wish we could keep our minds straight on this. Bigotry is wrong, love is required by God, but whatever these pastor’s may say, although Jesus engaged sinners and even prostitutes in conversation, he didn’t condone their lifestyles, but commanded them to to “sin no more” or to “cease sinning in order to prevent something worse occurring to you.” Church should be the one place anyone can go and be loved, including those who are gay, or any of us who are sinners in the eyes of God, and there are enough sins categories to go around to catch all of us (Rom. 3:23) (if we are getting in the sin evaluating business)! We should be loved when we go there, and loved no matter how long it takes for conviction to change our minds about sin and salvation, leading to repentance. The real tragedy is not refusing to bake the cake it is the lack of grace to show the love of Christ to people who need it. But loving people doesn’t automatically translate into doing what they desire every time the ask or desire it! We certainly exercise restraint with our children in that regard, but there is no question about our underlying love for them or desire for their good. Refusal does not automatically equal or imply lack of love and grace. It is morally wrong, and socially and politically evil to strong arm people into contravening their convictions to win a hollow victory over them. Get over the baking the cake thing please!