For Immediate Release: March 25, 2014
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Yes, World Vision, You Are Entering the Debate and You’re On the Wrong Side
(Harrisburg) — World Vision’s announcement yesterday to allow “gay Christians” who are legally “married” to work in the US branch is wrong and, whether they want to acknowledge it or not, places them right in the center of the same-sex “marriage” debate. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is very disappointed in the path World Vision has decided to go as they turn their back on Jesus’ definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman. The AFA of PA has contacted them with these concerns.
” World Vision president Richard Stearns said they will leave the debate over same-sex “marriage” to the churches where he acknowledges it is tearing them apart. However, the only reason there is any debate among churches on this issue is because those who accept “gay” pastors or allow same-sex “marriage” or blessings cannot read the plain language of Scripture. In Matthew 19 Jesus defines marriage as only between one man and one woman and I Corinthians 6:9 includes homosexuals in the list of wrongdoers who will not share in the Kingdom of God. One cannot be a true Christian and be involved in a so-called same-sex marriage, thus World Vision has already wavered on its resolve that all employees be followers of Jesus Christ. Compromise and creating division are at the center of this decision, ” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
World Vision’s decision will empower the so-called ‘gay Christian’ movement and continue misleading many who turn to the world, rather than the truth of the Gospel, for answers. It will not bring the desired unity to the church, but will further splinter the church over this sinful lifestyle. Christians have always ministered in a diverse world, however they have been warned to be in the world, but not of the world. The leadership of World Vision needs to get their Bibles out and read the warnings about falling into this trap. The word “Christian” needs to be erased from the description of their organization.
“World Vision has lost its way, now the question is will others follow down this dangerous path. World Vision’s so-called neutral stance on this issue is anything but. They are sending a wrong message to the world that so-called same-sex marriage is okay, that it’s Christian and not condemned by Scripture — all erroneous. Those who say they are representing Christ in the world, need to reeducate themselves on what He had to say about sin, marriage and the fact that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to be Father, but by Him. World Vision has declared war on the God-ordained institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman as defined in the book of Genesis,” further commented Gramley.
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