'I signed the Nashville Statement. It’s an expression of love for same-sex attracted people'
Al Mohler · Sep 28, 2017
Recently I was part of an effort that put America’s theological and moral fault lines fully in view. I was a signer of something called the Nashville Statement, a document adopted by a group of evangelical Christians seeking to reaffirm traditional Christian values on sexuality.
Within hours, the vitriol in response to our document showed why such clarification is necessary.
One of the most intense lines of criticism was that we, signers of the document, dismiss the pain and suffering of those who live outside those historic Biblical sexual norms. That we weren’t acknowledging the rejection they feel in the church and were making their sins appear more significant than our own.
To be clear: Christians understand the brokenness of the world. We signers know ourselves, like all humanity, to be broken by sin. We have no right to face the world from a claim of moral superiority. We know and confess that Christians have often failed to speak the truth in love.
In releasing the Nashville Statement, we in fact are acting out of love and concern for people who are increasingly confused about what God has clarified in Holy Scripture.
Evangelical Christians believe that God has spoken in the Bible, and that obedience to what he has spoken is both true and essential for human wholeness, freedom, and fulfillment — for human flourishing ...
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Al Mohler is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books including We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to A Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong. For more resources please visit AlbertMohler.com
Copyright 2017 Al Mohler. Reprinted by permission.