Thursday, March 27, 2014

Out Of The Closet Part 2

After two days and 2,000 child sponsorship cancellations, World Vision has reversed its reversal and will revert to the a correct notion of marriage.  What is fun to do in these cases is to take a look at the language of "apology".

"'They were not taking a position supporting same-sex marriage or homosexuality,' said Tim Dearborn, director of Fuller Seminary's Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching".

Apparently recognizing same sex marriage has nothing to do with taking a position.  Then it goes on:

"'First, to focus on the aspects of the biblical mandate that are non-negotiable: caring for the poor, victims of injustice, and especially children,' said Dearborn".

Um, no.  The Bible gives us commands to take care of orphans and widows, yet even here it is with caveats.  Relatives are to take care of them first.  Our obligation doesn't extend beyond the Ekklesia (assembly), unless God calls us to do otherwise.  When the Old Testament gives commands, it isn't about free handouts, but rather it is to not oppress, to forgive debts, and to make room so that the poor can work for a living.  Finally, there is the fact that for every command regarding the poor, there is probably a dozen that apply to everyone commanding them to refrain from sexual immorality.  This is non-negotiable.  Going further, most of the injustice and suffering of the poor is a direct consequence of sexual immorality.  Anyone who doesn't care about sexual immorality clearly does not care about injustice or the poor.


Delirious said...

Sounds to me like they are doing some major back-pedaling

Looney said...

They are certainly trying.