Church Decline: Should Schools and Houses of Worship Compromise on Biblical Truths?

Craig HueyBible, Faith, God's Word, Homosexuality & Transgenderism5 Comments

Azusa Pacific University, one of California’s biggest Christian colleges, is being pressured to end its policies regarding homosexuality.

Pro-homosexual activists are asking the school to compromise its biblical stand on homosexuality.

A church in Tennessee tried that and saw its membership cut in half.

Pastor Stan Mitchell of GracePointe Church in Franklin, Tenn., announced his LGBT support in 2015, then watched his membership plummet.

It dropped from around 2,000 parishioners to between 700 and 800.

It has led to financial issues for the church, and a “come to Jesus” moment for congregants who want a church that adheres to God’s word.

Azusa Pacific could easily become another GracePoint should it compromise its Christian principles.

The school has found itself being sued by one of its employees, who alleges he was demoted based on his sexual orientation.

In response, LGBT student activists rallied on his behalf and called for the university to change its policies.

Activists sent a letter to school officials demanding they abandon their “strict code” on sexual ethics and adopt “LGBT-inclusive policies.”

In other words, they want Azusa Pacific to abandon biblical-based beliefs, which is another form of religious persecution and an attack on freedom of religious speech.

The school has denied the allegations in the lawsuit. It reminds the community that:

“APU adheres to a traditional definition of marriage. We are transparent about our belief. Each student must look at the university’s values and decide if APU is the right place for them. It is an individual choice.”

Hopefully Azusa Pacific follows its strong guidelines and is not bullied into turning from following God’s word for the sake of political correctness.

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5 Comments on “Church Decline: Should Schools and Houses of Worship Compromise on Biblical Truths?”

  1. Do we need to compromise with sin in order to survive? No, rather to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Oh America, why do you forsake GOD, The Holy One, your Rock and Foundation, Who loves you, founded you firmly, bless you and keep you? Indeed you are very blessed nation, the one only is under God!
    But if you do not want to keep yourself in the love of God, then the result is clear: destruction. For GOD said ” Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”(Matthew 7: 24-27)
    And “Righteousness exalts a nation,
    But sin is a reproach to any people.”(Proverbs 14: 34)
    But now there is very secure and assurance hope for whoever believes in Jesus Christ, The One and Only begotten Son of GOD, Who loved us and gave Himself for us.
    “For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perished but have eternal life.”
    Thank GOD and praise Him for His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness is so great and endures forever too. Amen. Amen.

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