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Christians Boldly Defending the Union God Ordained

Christian leaders under the banner of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) recently issued the “Nashville Statement” supporting the God-ordained institution of marriage, which reflects Christ’s relationship to the body of believers.

The statement reads in part:

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 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 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.

It’s a beautiful statement that reflects God’s design and will that no Bible-believing Christian can deny. As CBMW President Denny Burk wrote, it wasn’t the group’s “aim to say something new, but to bear witness to something very ancient.”

Naturally, unbelievers hate it. Nashville’s mayor called the statement “poorly named” and doesn’t reflect the “inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville.”

Repentant and redeemed people should agree with what their Creator and Savior says about sin.

The statement is what the Bible teaches and what people have believed for millennia.

We will continue to say it and believe, despite what the unbeliever says or does.

Photo credit: American Life League (Creative Commons) – Some rights reserved

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3 comments

  1. It’s not right that our supreme Court can change the definition of words that have a meaning thousands of years old!

  2. I’ve called myself a Christian for all of my life…and I’m still working on it. That said, I refuse to believe that God rejects anyone who prays to Him. That includes members of the LBGT community. As well, God loves all of His children, regardless if they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Please allow God to work His will in His divine way.

    • It’s not the people that God rejects, but their sinful behavior. As Christians we must keep reminding them what the law of God says, and help them to live up to it – not allow them to remain in their sins.