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Featured Texas Baptist Church to Allow Ministers to Perform Same Sex Marriages

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by InTheLight, May 27, 2019.

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  1. InTheLight

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    After months of praying, leaders at the University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, announced Sunday that they have decided to allow their ministers to perform same-sex weddings inside their church building even though it goes against the official policy of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    “We believed then, as we do now that UBC is a place that celebrates intellectual and theological diversity, but felt that our ambiguity on these polices had the potential to create harm for those in the LGBTQ community,” the letter continued.

    Leaders then described the “prayerful contemplation” and other steps they took before making a decision that they are aware is not fully embraced by their congregation but is the “best collective/theological conclusion.”

    “On the matter of building use for same-sex marriages, we have voted yes. On the matter of pastoral autonomy with regard to performing LGBTQ marriages, we have voted yes,” the letter said.

    Texas Baptist church to allow ministers to perform same-sex weddings



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    Who were they praying to ? The Devil?
     
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    I hate to be this way, but usually when a Baptist preacher tells his congregation he has been praying about something, the something is either leaving to go to a bigger church or spending a lot of money at the one he is at.(building program etc)
     
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    They are acting in the way that Satan would approve of, but not God!
     
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  5. Salty

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    Maybe this is what happened:

    Dear Lord - We know that we want these folks to attend our church- and if we allow them to get married here - then they promise they would come. and that way they will hear the gospel.
    Is that a good reason to go ahead and have their wedding here???

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    Well it looks like the Lord did not say no -.......
     
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    “We have voted yes” :D:Laugh
     
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    One of the steps apparently wasn't to ask the congregation to vote.
     
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    They are not a true Church, then. I bet they belong to the CBF
     
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    Bingo
     
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    This is allot of the activity that happened in the North East that ended up resulting in post modernization probably in Europe as well. Hopefully they got of Catholics to cultivate to replenish the traditional Baptists that will be running out of there.
     
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    The state convention will disfellowship them.
     
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    IF it is the SBC of Texas -
    Dont know about BGC, Tx
     
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    I am lost. Boys and Girls Clubs?
     
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    Baptist General Convention of Texas (the liberal Group)
    Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (the conservative Group)
     
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    Thanks
     
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    The BGCT expelled three churches on similar grounds in 2017 — including First Baptist Austin. In February the convention reaffirmed that "We believe the Bible teaches that any sexual relationship outside the bounds of a marriage between a man and woman is sin."
     
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    Thanks - was not aware of that
     
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