Andy Stanley, where do you stand?

Busy day.  Not much time to comment… but check out this story about “an illustration by North Point Senior Pastor Andy Stanley in his April 15 sermon that has been raising questions on where the megachurch pastor stands on homosexuality…

Here’s a taste of the article from the Christianity Today article titled “Andy Stanley Sermon Illustration on Homosexuality Prompts Backlash.”

Stanley’s message was from the book of John, and he spoke about how messy and seemingly inconsistent Jesus’ love was. “At times [Jesus] seems to be forgiving, and at other times he seems to be holding everybody accountable,” Stanley said in the sermon. “At times he points out sin and at times it’s like he ignores sin altogether.”

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2 responses to “Andy Stanley, where do you stand?

  1. To start off, I did not know about this though I am a supporter of Andy Stanley. I’ve been going through his series’ from the beginning of this year and have only seen a couple of his more recent ones. I am assuming this reference comes from his “Christian” series that he has been doing for a while now?
    Ultimately, he is scared to say what he really thinks about the gay topic. He wants to keep his following strong and not offend anyone but when it comes to the gay topic that is just not the case. There was a sermon of his where he preached that the society and the culture of Sodom and Gomorrah was the reason why it fell, not homosexuality. In that, he earned my respect. I understand he has a lot to loose if he comes out to say he supports gay people and gay marriage but at the end of the day, it is not about what other people think. It is about doing what is right, what God is telling us a person specifically to do, and being real with one another. My heart goes out to Andy Stanley because I know it is a rough situation. I will still support him through it.

  2. brenda Watts

    James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

    3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

    1.Leviticus 18:22
    ‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
    2.1 Corinthians 6:9
    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to nor perform homosexual acts
    3.2 Timothy 4:3
    For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.
    4.Titus 1:9
    He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it was taught, so that by sound teaching he will be able to encourage others and refute those who contradict this message.
    5.Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

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