In the wake of the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding so-called “Same-Sex Marriage” I was privileged to sign the following declaration on marriage. The other signatories are listed at the bottom. Continue reading . . .
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding so-called “Same-Sex Marriage” I was privileged to sign the following declaration on marriage. The other signatories are listed at the bottom.
Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on MarriageMore than 100 leaders respond to Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage.
JUNE 26, 2015
A diverse coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following:
As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like the result of a half-century of witnessing marriage’s decline through divorce, cohabitation, and a worldview of almost limitless sexual freedom. The Supreme Court’s actions pose incalculable risks to an already volatile social fabric by alienating those whose beliefs about marriage are motivated by deep biblical convictions and concern for the common good.
The Bible clearly teaches the enduring truth that marriage consists of one man and one woman. From Genesis to Revelation, the authority of Scripture witnesses to the nature of biblical marriage as uniquely bound to the complementarity of man and woman. This truth is not negotiable. The Lord Jesus himself said that marri