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-Will Christian Denominations Survive the Homosexual Crisis?

by Dr. D ~ July 21st, 2012

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Make no mistake about it, the current push for Gay rights and same-sex marriage across America has created a crisis that most mainline protestant denominations will have a hard time surviving intact.

If denominations continue to honor Biblical teaching on homosexuality they will run into trouble with the current trends in the dominant culture towards acceptance. However, if a denomination decides to conform to the current trends and accept same-sex marriage and homosexual clergy then conservatives will eventually leave or join with others to form alternative organizations. Either way, tough times and battles are ahead for most of America’s protestant denominations.

The Episcopal Church has been in the midst of the conflict for some time now with a number of dioceses leaving or trying to leave for more conservative Anglican organizations. The Presbyterian USA folks are just now in the beginning of their troubles. The United Methodist Church has declined to support a change and now at lease one area conferences has rebelled. Just today comes the news that the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the church approved a pro-gay resolution in opposition to the current denominational stand.

The battle lines have been formed for some time in most denominations pitting conservatives against liberals on issue after issue. I believe that the homosexual crisis is the major issue that will cause it all to blow up once and for all. The real issue behind them all, including homosexuality, is Biblical authority and interpretation. However, it is the outside pressure forced upon the church by the dominant culture and the PC media that will bring it all to a head.

Here’s an excellent article I found in the Christian Post from Stand Up For The Truth on this same issue that says it better than I ever could:

Why No Denomination Will Survive the Homosexuality Crisis

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