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Friday, January 11, 2013

Yes, it's come to this


Anybody who needs a wake-up call regarding how much a minority movement orthodox Christianity has become and how close it is to being squeezed out of the public arena entirely needs to read this article on the Louie Giglio inauguration incident.

Today only 37% of the American people regard homosexuality as a sin. Now, given that "sin" is a theological term, and given that Americans are famously one of the most religious peoples on Earth, and given also that Christianity is in theory the dominant religion in this country, the evidence of how heterodox American Christianity has become is pretty shocking.

Wolfhart Pannenberg, one of the most influential mainsteam Protestant theologians of our time, says

If a church were to let itself be pushed to the point where it ceased to treat homosexual activity as a departure from the biblical norm, and recognized homosexual unions as a personal partnership of love equivalent to marriage, such a church would stand no longer on biblical ground but against the unequivocal witness of Scripture. A church that took this step would cease to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.

American Protestantism- like American culture generally- is circling closer to the drain day by day. Indeed, whole denominations have already disappeared into its depths.

HT: Real Clear Religion

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