“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation [3:15],16 (KJV)
THE AMERICAN BAPTIST COLLEGE IS DEFENDING THE INVITATION BY THEIR PRESIDENT TO AN OPENLY GAY MINISTER FROM THE CHURCH OF CHRIST. HE MAINTAINS THAT THE BIBLE HAS BECOME AN “IDOL” TO CHRISTIANS.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: What’s more shocking? That the President of the American Baptist College would invite an open lesbian “pastor” to speak at his school, or that the same man believes that the bible is an ancient book and “we cannot be guided by a first century world view”? Funny thing is, everyone is up-in-arms about the lesbian “pastor” invite, and rightly so, but why is almost no one is talking about the fact that a Baptist college president admits he doesn’t believe the bible?
“It’s sad that people use religion and idolatry of the Bible to demoralize same-gender-loving people,” American Baptist College President Forrest Harris told The Tennessean on Wednesday.
The publication then asked that he clarify his use of the phrase “idolatry of the Bible.” “When people say the Bible is synonymous with God and the truth,” Harris responded. “We can’t be guided and dictated by a first-century world view.”
The college had invited Yvette Flunder, a bishop at the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, Calif., to speak at its Garnett-Nabrit lecture series next week, which focuses on Christian leadership. The theme is “Ministry in Motion: Living Faith, Doing Justice.”
Flunder its expected to appear at next Tuesday’s evening worship service, and then again at the Nannie Helen Burroughs luncheon, where she is expected to talk about her work to combat HIV and AIDS. The United Church of Christ leader is “married” to her partner Shirley Miller. But after word of the invitation reached other pastors in Nashville, several denounced college administrators for their actions. Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church told local television station KMBT that he and other Baptist pastors from across the country will be present to protest Flunder’s appearance next week.
“We do not wear our sin as a badge and parade it,” Vaughn said. “When will the downward spiral end?”
“We don’t feel you have the right to live any way you want and be respected in the congregation of our faith,” he continued. “There is nothing holy about lesbianism as there is nothing holy about heterosexual adultery.” According to a statement on the Refuge United Church of Christ website, Flunder believes that one’s self image can be harmed by believing that their lifestyle isn’t acceptable to God.  – source
Brethren, we are truly coming down to the last stretch, before our Lord Jesus comes to take us home!
Written by Geri Ungurean- Now The End Begins
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