Monday, July 11, 2005
Those who urge the Church to change the norm of its teaching on this matter must know that they are promoting schism.
Listen to the words of Wolfhart Pannenberg, Lutheran theolgian emirutus of the University of Munich and considered by many to be the greatest living Protestant theologian, “Here lies the boundary of a Christian Church that knows itself to be bound by the authority of Scripture. Those who urge the Church to change the norm of its teaching on this matter must know that they are promoting schism. If a Church were to let itself be pushed to the point where it ceased to treat homosexual activity as a departure from the biblical norm, and recognized homosexual unions as a personal partnership of love equivalent to marriage, such a Church would stand no longer on biblical ground but against the unequivocal witness of Scripture. A church that took this step would cease to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.”
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