Monday, March 26, 2007
What a Joy to be at Seminary Today
What can I say? The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was the location of a sit-in today: "Gay-rights activists hold sit-in at Baptist seminary."

About two-dozen activists staged a publicity stunt--a sit-in outside President Albert Mohler's office to protest his recent comments about homosexuality. Around half of them will be arrested.

I am proud of our President's and our school's firm adherence to biblical truth regarding homosexuality. At the same time, I pray that we are able to at least show these protesters the love of Christ while they are here on campus.

Let us remember the words of the Apostle Paul: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, v. 11 emphasized).

Jesus Christ saves homosexuals! May we all lovingly proclaim this good news to them!

UPDATE: The Courier-Journal has released a photo gallery of the event.

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At 12:40 PM, Blogger Viscountess said...

Amen, what a balanced view! So often we fall in the ditch of either total condemnation (The "God Hates Fags" groups) or total acceptance and condoning (more than half of the Episcopalians). You've presented a gospel centered response here. Thank you.

 
At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the NAMB.NET DVD named IN THE NAME OF JEHOVAH features a closet homosexual as one of the Southern Baptist Church’s main witnesses against the teachings of the Watchtower?

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger John said...

Anonymous,

I have never heard this rumor before, but have a few thoughts:

1) It sounds speculative at best. If someone were a "closet homosexual," then he would be hiding his homosexuality by definition. Therefore, how could someone know that a participant in the DVD was a homosexual?

2) Assuming this rumor is true (even though I have absolutely no reason to believe that it is), how does this change his or her arguments against the JWs? Sinful behavior does not automatically mean that his statements on JWs are wrong.

3) To assert that the DVD should be dismissed because a homosexual (theoretically) was one of the Southern Baptist Church's main witnesses against the JWs would be a logical fallacy. It would be a textbook case of an ad hominem argument, where one attacks a person himself rather than the argument he makes.

Consequently, I see no reason for this to be an issue regardless of its truthfulness.

 

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