150 evangelical leaders convened recently in Nashville and released a statement, or manifesto, on the issue of the Bible and sexuality. In the statement they make declarative statements that both homosexuality and transgenderism is wrong:
CBN NEWS – A coalition of 150 evangelical leaders agrees that the Bible’s definition of sexuality condemns homosexuality.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released The Nashville Statement, signed by evangelicals and pastors throughout the country.
The statement affirms that marriage is between one man and one woman and that the approval of same-sex relationships is sinful.
The message comes at a time when some in the evangelical community have revised their views on human sexuality.
“Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be,” the statement reads.
Article 10 of the statement says, “WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness. WE DENY that the approval of homosexual immorality or trangenderism is a matter of moral indifference about which otherwise faithful Christians should agree to disagree.”
With the profound deterioration of our culture here in America and in significant portions of the rest of the world, it’s good to see these 150 Christian leaders stepping up and releasing an unequivocal statement on homosexuality and transgenderism.
I would note that the Catholic church also says something just as unequivocal, if not more so, in Catechism 2357:
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Here’s the full Nashville Statement for you to read: