REVOLT: 85% of Anglican Leaders Reject Head Bishop of the 3rd-Largest Christian Denomination
Leaders at the Global Anglican Future Conference signed the Kigali Commitment, condemning Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s defense of blessings for same-sex couples as blasphemy.
The Kigali Commitment upholds biblical sexual morality while affirming that “every person is loved by God” and opposing “the vilification or demeaning of any person, including those who do not follow God’s ways.” As the commitment states, it is “unloving” to “mislead people by pretending that God blesses sexually active relationships between two people of... Continue Reading
Answering Objections to Saddleback’s Removal from the SBC
The SBC is both constitutionally and morally right to deem a church like Saddleback as no longer in “friendly cooperation.”
To be in friendly cooperation, a church must have a faith and practice that is in step with the BF&M [The Baptist Faith & Message]. Contradicting what the BF&M says about female pastors is by definition not “closely identifying” with the BF&M. Indeed, it’s a direct contradiction of the BF&M. I have seen a variety... Continue Reading
Merry Christmas from The Aquila Report Staff
Merry Christmas from the staff of The Aquila Report
May King Jesus rule in your heart and grant you God’s peace. Romans 5:1 Merry Christmas from The Aquila Report Staff
Texas Megachurch Announces Decision to Leave United Methodist Denomination
At least 500 UMC churches in Texas, including four of the top six by membership, have left or are leaving.
Many conservative congregations nationwide have left the UMC in recent months or are in the process of leaving because they disagree with the denomination’s stance on issues including same-sex marriage and the ordination of openly gay pastors. A Dallas-area church with more than 6,500 members said it will disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church... Continue Reading
What Do We Actually Need?
What we need is people with an eye to doing whatever is needed for the cause of the gospel.
We need people who are self-starters, able to create new ministry opportunities and manage them well so that the work can grow. We need people who like the idea of being given freedom and flexibility to make the most of the opportunities on our doorstep. Maybe that sounds like something you would like to do. Maybe... Continue Reading
Same-Sex Attraction, Sin, and Redemption: A Church Leader’s Story
The pull of the "other" produced overwhelming guilt, toxic shame, and repeated, desperate calls to God to remove the despised thorn.
The pastor to whom I had confessed my sin years earlier has walked with us through many rough times; I am grateful that he is still my pastor today. He loved me, and he showed up as the hands and feet of Christ when I did not think myself worthy of God’s love. “Godly... Continue Reading
Five Things Concerned Southern Baptist Churches Can Do Right Now
Every Christian in a church identified with the SBC should work on promoting the doctrinal and spiritual health of the convention.
Pastors need to lead the churches to pray for those who serve us in the convention. Then they need to lead their churches to show up, stand up, and speak up, so that all who work in any convention institution or agency remember that those institutions and agencies are owned by the churches. “I... Continue Reading
Great Awokening: Fight against Critical Theory & Intersectionality Enters New Phase
Woke Christians are angry: at the conference, its organizers and its message.
Sovereign Nations is hosting October 8-10 in Tampa, Florida a conference featuring Michael O’Fallon, Tom Ascol, Josh Buice, Darrell Bernard Harrison, Virgil Walker, Rod Martin, John Connell, Ryan Helfenbein to talk about the dangers of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality on the church. It is time for Christians to wake up, stand up, and... Continue Reading
5 Myths About Hospitality
Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving, giving and evangelizing.
Hospitality seeks the salvation of the stranger, and fellowship seeks the building up in the faith of the brother and sister. We serve a God who sought us out while we were strangers. God found us, took us in, made us part of his family, and brought us to his table. Our homes are not... Continue Reading
Weighed in the World’s Scales
Let us pray that God would grant our elders the wisdom and character to be well thought of by outsiders for the sake of the gospel.
The Bible teaches us that a good reputation is proof of a life conducted wisely. Proverbs 13:15 points out that “good sense wins favor,” and Proverbs 3:3–4 says: “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you. . . . So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” Commenting... Continue Reading
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