Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Differing Views on The Manhattan Declaration

"I want my name on that list. I surrendered no conviction or confessional integrity to sign that statement. No one asked me to compromise in any manner. I was encouraged that we could stand together to make clear that to come for one of us on these issues is to come for all. At the end of the day, I did not want my name missing from that list when folks look to see just who was willing to be listed."
-Albert Mohler, read the entire post here
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"There is no question that all believers need to think seriously about the issues raised by this declaration. But what is the only solution to these issues? Is the solution to be found in presenting a unified front that implicitly says "the gospel does not unite us, but that is not important enough to divide us"? I do not think so.

What is the only power given to the church to change hearts and minds? United political power? Or the gospel that is trampled under foot by every Roman Catholic priest when he "re-presents" the sacrifice of Christ upon the Roman altar, pretending to be a priest, an "alter Christus"? Am I glad when a Roman clergyman calls abortion murder? Of course. But it exhibits a real confusion, and not a small amount of cowardice, it seems, to stop identifying the man's false gospel and false teaching simply because you are glad to have a few more on the "right" side of a vitally important social issue."
-James R. White, read the entire post here

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3 comments:

mimstersmind said...

James White has the correct biblical perspective, in my estimation. He doesn't rationalize involvement as some other people do. It comes down to: how much cyanide in your water is poisonous?

grateful said...

It's a worthless document.
Nov. 21st the world moved on. They will not care that Christians and so called Christians even wrote and signed this worthless document.
It's a worthless document since it replaced the only real truth we are to stand on. How is it ok to betray Christ by putting man's beliefs which are formed by concensus, above the Holy Bible?
Because even though that Man. Dec. has a veneer of Biblical morality, it is still a work of the flesh.
It's a work of the flesh because it actually negates what God calls us to be proclaiming, which is the cross, not morality.
Catholics don't proclaim the cross, so any true believer joining with them in religious affiliations is being unevenly yoked. This causes many simple minded to stumble. So I say all those who are true believers and signed it should repent.

Jerry Brown said...

The Declaration leaves me feeling as though the signers believe that God needs their help. I don't think the sovereign God of all creation needs us to improve on the Gospel, which he unambiguously called us to proclaim. If Christians want to change things, why not fast and pray to our God, who has shown numerous times in history how he responds to his people when they do so?