Can Drunks–or Gays–Go To Heaven?
He sees himself as gay or same sex attracted and finds no problem with that, though he does have problems with those who have problems with him or others adopting a homosexual self-conception.
It is a good thing that Johnson says his sexual orientation doesn’t define him. Yet his narrative is clear that he was/is gay and is currently same-sex attracted. He also finds its hurtful that the GA would say “it is a sin to adopt a homosexual self-conception.” He sees himself as gay or same sex... Continue Reading
Concerned MTW Missionaries Position Paper
“Position and Rationale Concerning Elder Leadership over Church Planting and Church Development Efforts of Mission to the World.” Will be considered when the PCA GA considers Overtures 3 and 14
It is critical for the commissioners to the 2021 General Assembly to understand the implication of the choice of words used in Mission to the World’s response which open the possibility for women to be in positions of line authority over teaching and ruling elders, by bifurcating the leadership role into “ecclesiastical” and “non-ecclesiastical.” ... Continue Reading
To My Fathers and Brothers: A Plea from Your Sister
A letter from a sister in the pew to the PCA shepherds as they deal with serious issues at General Assembly.
I need men who unabashedly profess the whole doctrine of God, all of Scripture, who are not ashamed of its direct language. I need pastors who exegete these difficult and sometimes uncomfortable passages, who explain the entirety of God’s Word plainly to me and to my children without embarrassment. I need in my pastors’ examples... Continue Reading
A Pastor’s Preview to His Congregation of the 48th PCA General Assembly
The PCA is at a crossroads; a preview of the 48th PCA GA.
Because the different commitments amongst the elders of the PCA are not petty, they will result in contrasting visions for ministry and priorities within the PCA. Those differences of vision and commitments become apparent at the General Assembly annually. Here is a quick overview of some of the more significant action items before the Assembly.... Continue Reading
Misconceptions About Homosexuality in the PCA
Some have argued the PCA is on a slippery slope toward sexual perversion. I hope that this article will demonstrate that this is not the case.
I will address the most important of these misconceptions section by section. In doing so, my earnest desire is to preserve and promote the purity, peace, and unity of the PCA. I have dialogued both in public and in private with several individuals and groups on the issues I am about to report on. The... Continue Reading
The Biblical View of Gender and Sexuality
God does not intend for us to seek to “progress” in biblical morality and ethics; God’s moral standards are true and the same in every generation.
Our denomination itself is experiencing a rise of those who would call themselves “progressives.” But whatever their intentions are, their “progress” is nothing less than regress—for what they are espousing is far removed from and even blatantly contrary to Scripture and sound doctrine. Much of this error will be proposed or debated by these individuals... Continue Reading
A Repeated Assertion: How Common is Change in Same-Sex Attraction (SSA)?
It would seem best to retain some skepticism towards universal claims about fluidity of sexual desire when the evidence to date is equivocal.
Rev. Johnson states “some believers with SSA have even developed the ability to be sexually drawn to a wife, though such attraction is not typically generalized to the opposite sex. My point is and has been that a gay-to-straight conversion has been rare. That is not a theological statement but a historical one.” This is... Continue Reading
A Final Plea to the 48th PCA General Assembly
The GA will face a major issue this year that has already caused many congregations to leave the PCA, and may very well cause a major split in the PCA.
As a denomination, you men of God will face a major issue this year that has already caused many congregations to leave the PCA, and may very well cause a major split in the PCA. Will teaching elders (and ruling elders) who identify as gays (or homosexuals) be allowed to hold office in this branch... Continue Reading
What the PCA Study Committee on Human Sexuality Did Not Study
The Report fails to present any serious theological discussion of sexuality in the light of the biblical doctrine of Creation.
Homosexuality is not only “sinful,” but, as Paul says in Romans 1:26, it is “unnatural.” It is not “unnatural” just because most people don’t understand it or don’t identify as homosexuals. It is unnatural because it is out of order with the physical cosmos as God made it. It is thus both a rejection of... Continue Reading
A Response to Greg Johnson’s Interview: The Gospel and Christian Identity
The frank podcast interview between Drs. Sprinkle and Johnson exposes Johnson’s changed theological paradigm.
Dead in trespasses and sins, the sons of disobedience needed new life—complete with a new heart, a restored will, and a new identity. And that is exactly what we receive in the resurrected Christ. Scripture and Scripture’s Christ do not offer a reparative therapy program; they deliver cosmically-critical, sin-forgiving, freedom-rendering, past-crushing, and utterly-transforming new life... Continue Reading