biblical discernment, Christian doctrine, Christianity, homosexuality, Marsha West, social gospel, Stand up for the Truth, World Vision
Read Part 1 here.
World Vision, Christian organization? Part II
I wrote about the controversy swirling around the so-called Christian organization World Vision here. For those who are unaware of what occurred on March 24, WV announced that they had plans to hire “married” homosexuals.
The backlash was fast and furious. Christian leaders, Roman Catholics, the pro-family movement and others in the faith community made it abundantly clear that they opposed WV’s decision to hire people in counterfeit marriages on the grounds that the Bible teaches that homosexuality’s a sin. It’s no secret that Bible-believers hold to the teaching that God established the marriage sacrament for the purpose of bringing Him glory; thus marriage other than that which He designed does not bring glory and honor to Him. One would assume that WV’s president and board members had an understanding of what the Bible teaches on marriage – but maybe not.
They learn fast, though. The board noticed a storm brewing when donors began to withdraw their financial support and they quickly changed course. The public’s reaction was so strong that they reversed their decision faster than greased lightning.
In part 2 we will examine whether or not World Vision’s truly a Christian organization. I mean, that’s the burning question, isn’t it?
Read the rest of the article here.
Clare Flourish said:
Happy Easter. Christ is Risen!
Why are you writing about homosexuality, exactly?
The Narrowing Path said:
He is risen indeed!
Thank for your question. I am aware we hold different views, as I have read your contribution at askthebigot. I think you also commented on this blog a while ago, to which I gave a detailed reply.
The author of this article does mention homosexuality, which as you are aware the Bible clearly states is a sin. However, the primary point of the article is to assess World Vision to determine whether it can rightfully be called a Christian organisation. The purpose of posting the article was because it addresses other issues relating to World Vision.
Claire, my view on homosexuality is the same as my view on any sin. We are all sinners who need to repent daily and submit to Christ and his Word. You won’t find hateful content here.
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It’s always the children who suffer, isn’t it? At whose expense?
Thank you for posting this
I really need to get over here more often. Great article, Sherryn. I’ve known for some time that World Vision did not have enough Christian conviction that I could support their mission. There are real Christian organizations out there if one wants to sponsor a child in the mission field. This is just another indicator of how far they have fallen. I knew someone who worked there years ago when I think it could still be called “Christian.” They’ve been sliding that slippery slope for quite awhile.
The Narrowing Path said:
Hi Chris, it is always lovely to have you drop by! I hope you and your family had a blessed time this Easter. In Christ, Sherryn