Church of the Nazarene Adopts New Human Sexuality Resolution, Votes to Dumb Down Sin

Compromise- a bad compromise- has happened again, as the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene removes clear language that condemns the sin of homosexuality. Instead of retaining a hard but honest truth, the previous statement on Human Sexuality has been further eroded, paving the way for another watering down of biblical truth four years from now.
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The following response by a sister in the Lord speaks for me and many other Nazarenes who have been watching and hoping for truth to prevail.

“As I head off to Chicago today for meetings, it will be with a heavy heart. The church is changing in the name of progress, and that’s not a good thing.

While there may be varying degrees of sin in man’s eyes, in God’s eyes there are not. One is as bad as another.

One saint said yesterday that God calls out sin. He calls a drunk a drunkard, a prostitute a whore, and a man who will not work, lazy. He says in his Word that homosexuality is an abomination, and the shedding of innocent blood murder and yet our church feels these words too strong, too offensive and too exclusive.

Where were the sanctified saints yesterday? Why would resolution 701 pass overwhelmingly in a holiness church? What part of the word perversion don’t we understand? Perhaps a refresher on its meaning will help:

“The alteration of something from its original course, meaning or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended” is its definition. It sounds like the sin nature of man to me. We are ALL perverse beings in our lostness. Our perverse nature is the very reason Christ came and went to the cross.

We have drifted far from the message of salvation. We’ve negated the need for the blood bought church to preach the need for repentance. “Why repent? You’re fine” we cry. “We LOVE you as you are. There is no more need for you to come out from among them and be ye separate. We’ll come to you. We will live among you. Your people will be our people.”

We twist and we turn the Word of God into a different gospel. And I’m sickened by it all.

I wonder what Almighty God thinks of our church today. One of the GS’ stated yesterday that God is pleased with us. I hardly think so. In fact, if I were to guess, I’d say we are seconds (if not closer) to be spewed from His mouth.

May God have mercy on us all.”

(Kelli Frazier)

As much as I am not surprised at this continued meltdown of biblical doctrine, it still pains me greatly. What I want to know is what was the reasoning behind this decision. In fact, I would like to know what was the BIBLICAL reasoning. What got into the heads of the folks in the committee, and then finally the general assembly voting body? What got into the heads of the General Superintendents? After all, they drafted this resolution. What drove them to come up with a resolution that essentially takes away from an accurate, biblical description of homosexuality and the perversion that it is! Was God’s word too harsh for them? Are they ashamed at what God’s word describes homosexuality as, that it is an abomination, that it is a perversion of God’s intent for proper human sexuality?

Are they afraid of offending someone? Don’t they know that the Gospel is an offense to those who are perishing? “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18.

The news of Holland and their “progress and plans for acceptance of homosexuals n the full body of Christ has fallen on deaf ears. The Generals have tuned me out, even an old family friend, and do not care to answer me, nor many Nazarenes who write to them. They are too busy watering down doctrinal statements I guess. And this is not the last troublesome resolution. There is more watering down to be done. This only the next step; wait another four years to see how hard the house will fall.

And so it is. They are all intent on staying on this politically correct, man-pleasing path. They will gain favor with the world for this. In the meantime, they allow groups such as Love Wins:LGBT to promote their deceptive “gospel” message. They cater to homosexuality just like the secular world; they are no different. They talk about love, love, love. And yet, they have forgotten that love without obedience is not love. 2nd John says in verse 6: “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.” No obedience, no love. Just hollow words.

Yes, this General Assembly will be more remembered for a perverted sinful behavior, than for any hollow-sounding resolutions, sermons, or worship services. Oh, they will be slapping each other’s backs and gushing over the latest and greatest “man of God.”

But they have been duped, the foxes have been let into the hen house, and souls will be led to hell because of it. And yet, perhaps maybe, just maybe, God has called someone from within the halls of power, to stand like Martin Luther and say, stop! Enough is enough.

But if nothing turns the ship around, at least our conscience will be clean before God.

 

“Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason – I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other – my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen.” Martin Luther

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8 responses to “Church of the Nazarene Adopts New Human Sexuality Resolution, Votes to Dumb Down Sin

  1. Next time they want to address homosexuality from the point of view of a church whose signature doctrine is sanctification… Could they at least get input from people who have been victorious through Christ in dealing with it? Please!

  2. Yes I saw this coming over twenty five years ago As a Nazarene Pastor and a Professor of theology at Western Evangelical Seminary I had students from Northwest Nazarene University write papers twisting scripture and reinterpreting the passages that condemned homosexuality They had been taught this at Northwest Nazarene by theology Professors. What Paul called an abomination they applauded They went to the Dean of the Seminary and he agreed with them In 2012 I was on the Northwest Nazarene campus my wife had just passed away I was with a believer from another denomination The students were talking in the lounge about what they were learning at NNC One new thing was gay is okay I was even in the 100 anniversary edition THE History of NNU as a bad guy because I believed the Bible was completely infallible and I was a creationist. My paper the Liberal Leavening of The Nazarene Church The Evangelical Forfeit is in their archives In 1996 Dr Richard Hagood President of NNC and some theology Professors from NNC were dispatched to The Oregon Pacific District Headquarters for a meeting with me and a couple of people on the District. .The District Superintendent Gerald Manker asked me to attend. They had the manual statement on scripture so elastic in their interpretation that it could fit anything The Dean called me aside during a break and said I needed to be spanked for my radical fundamentalist beliefs Dr Michael Lodahl then wrote a small booklet defining the Manual statement om scripture Dr Paul Bassett professor of church HIstory at Nazarene Theological Seminary earlier had a paper I believe in the Wesleyan theological Journal The Fundamentalist Leavening of the Holiness Movement

  3. The Nazarene Church is following the Great Whore of Revelation 19 ;2. Remove the4 Jesuits out of leadership, or else Catholicism has move in.

  4. What got into their heads? Political correctness, that’s what. And what got into the heads of the voting body? Seeing how close they can live to the way of the world. The line of demarcation is virtually nonexistent in the Church of the Nazarene. The message of holiness is so watered down I’m not exactly sure why they bother. As a 46 year Nazarene my decision to leave the denomination twenty one years ago seems clearer than ever before.

  5. Fear of man, not the fear of God. Praying for those caught up in this denomination. Praying for bold men and women to stand firm on God’s word and speak out. Nazarene church bowing to the culture and not God. Words like global church, loving, culturely sensitive, God loves all, and so on tells you where they stand. Get out. There are many biblical reasons to leave.

  6. I am done. I will not worship somewhere that is worldly. We are to worship in spirit and in truth. This denomination sadly is jumping on the bandwagon of looking like the world to reach the world. Salt isn’t salty and the light has burned out.

  7. It all started in our colleges and seminary. And these are the leaders and voters in our GA today. The devil knows what he is about. It is very sad.

  8. I am missing something here – having read the resolution in the provided link, I fail to see any watering down of our stance – it clearly states that we see homosexual behavior and sex completely outside the will of God and unacceptable for a Christian – how is that watering down our stance?

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