More on the fray…

The good folks over at StandFirm have hit one out of the park. Please go see the synopsis and compilation that stands as foundational for understanding the ramifications of what’s at stake in tec. The issue is one of faithfulness which leads to health and salvation rather than acceptance and inclusion. Here’s a great snipit:

…our Worthy Opponents figured out long ago how to sneak the nose of the gay agenda’s camel under the tent of mainstream Episcopalianism: Frame it in terms of civil rights and post-modern notions of tolerance and inclusion, while playing the soft but insistent background music of oppression and marginalization. But what they haven’t figured out is how to sell to that same mainstream the fact that their agenda – gutting 2,000 years of Christian teaching on sexual morality in order to devise a “Gospel” that bestows the blessings of the church on same-sex unions – at best allows, and at worst requires, a profound alteration of the lordship of Jesus Christ. There are complex reasons why this is so, but stated simply, it is because it is extremely difficult to assert on the one hand that the Scriptures don’t mean what they say about sexual morality, and on the other insist that they do mean what they say about who Jesus Christ is. Leaving open all manner of possibilities for the former requires that one also leave open all manner of possibilities for the latter. This is why the orthodox side of this debate continually insists that the real debate is not about homosexuality, but Christology – who Christ is, why He came to earth, and the nature of His revelation to us.

Go read the rest here.

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