Is it possible to rethink a stance on something without compromising what you believe?
I honestly don’t know.
I do know when you rethink and question a long-held belief you run the danger of others thinking your have compromised.
I guess that’s why a lot of people never rethink and question the way they look at things.
Someone said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” I think it was Socrates.
The reason I bring this up is because one of the major issues facing the evangelical church in the United States is the issue of homosexuality. This issue has the potential to split and fracture the church like no other issue in recent memory. This morning’s announcement that the Boy Scotts are changing their stance has put the issue back on the front burner. At least for today.
Somehow we have to rethink our approach to the LBGT community and learn to love and respect and accept our friends without condoning or condemning them and pushing them further from Christ and the church.
Can that be done without compromise?
The church has changed her views on controversial issues in the past…Galileo comes to mind…as does Slavery…Alcohol and a host of other topics. Many will say those changes show compromise. Others will say it is just the evolving and maturing nature of religion to change and adapt.
Is sexual orientation a salvation issue?
Can you be a Christian and be gay?
Where does grace enter the equation?
Have you ever read an evangelical defense of homosexuality? (Here is a link to one such defense.)
I have thought about these questions for years now. I have blogged about it in the past. (Here is a link to one of those blogs. Once you read it and you can search my blog and find others.)
It is possible to rethink an issue without compromising?
I really would like to hear from you and your thoughts about all this.
Can we start a conversation?