The news is reporting that a married lesbian couple is set to co-pastor a prominent Baptist Church in Washington D.C. First of all, this is not a marriage, they are not pastors and the place where they will be officiating is not a church.
Calvary Baptist Church in Washington D.C. has offered Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen to be their co-pastors. According to news reports, the lesbian couple was selected not because they were gay, but because they were the “best people in the world” for the job.
The agenda here is to push the limits on the definition of marriage, the definition of pastors and the definition of what is a church. This conflict is now being fought within the church. A cultural war is raging within America and the church seems to be focusing more and more on the cultural issues, social inclusion, gender neutrality, environmental sustainability, multiculturalism, political correctness, sexual orientation, and a host of other popular issues. Our priorities seem to be on transforming the social landscape instead of preaching the clear teaching of God’s word. Who is coming up with these new agendas? Who is filling our minds with policies that are devoid of Biblical substance? Why are we losing focus on the great gospel commission and instead engaging in the cultural shifts and struggles of our time?
What was once known as the LGBT community has now become the LGBTQAIP community. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersexual and pansexual community wants every institution, including the church, to celebrate and recognize their sexual identity. The identity list just keeps growing every year as newer sexual designations are identified.
This ordination is spiting both the church and the nation. And just as ancient Israel turned its back on God, so today, America is rejecting the Author of the Holy Scriptures. This is what the Lord has said:
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22, 23.