Is Crossmap Community still About it's own About statement?

Is Crossmap Community still About it's own About statement?

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8;
Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

Hello @Sunami_Carpenter, I don’t understand. Do you mind making your question more clearer?

@Moses_C we could just start with the first one, to make it simple.

Does Crossmap Community still believe the quoted part above? If the Bible is believed here to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world, then what it says about say, homosexuality, for instance, is from God? It’s God’s view of it?

If so, why are there so many posts about how LGBTQ+ is something we should somehow embrace? Or be tolerant of?

God is not “just” love. God is Holy, Righteous, and all Good. And we are depraved sinners who have stored up His wrath. To tell people who have not been saved that maybe it’s okay for them to call themselves Christians, for instance (no, not a specific post, just giving an example that is clear and present) and also for them to continue in their sin, is that not going against the “infallible, authoritative Word of God” which warns that homosexuals and the effeminate (along with liars, thieves, fornicators, etc.) have their place in the lake of fire would be a stance that I think I should see here. IF Crossmap Community is still about this first part even of it’s About Statement of Faith.

Thank you very much @Moses_C for clarifying this for me so well.

The nice thing is that we agree, so I won’t have to radically adjust what I write here. You said it so beautifully.

Bottom line: regardless of whether or not a person is homosexual (or a liar, or a thief, or a murderer, etc.) Christianity is eager to introduce any fallen person to both the law and the Gospel in hopes of saving that person’s eternal soul. That is the most important thing. And what’s more, we do not do this. God does it. We merely share His message from the Bible.

@Sunami_Carpenter, Thank you for your question!

Of course we are bound to the above statement of faith!

I am quiet sure we do not have any posts that encourage or embrace or promote homosexuality. Rather our posts are intended to help people that are bound by the sin of homosexuality to be saved by the awareness we create. There are certain posts that are intended for the Christian community as well. There are two types of posts that are intended for Christians. One is to be aware and protect us and our children from the culture that justifies and promoted homosexuality. Second, Churches to not ignore homosexual people that repent or trying to seek help and branding them as sinners leaving them as orphans and hopeless in this sinful world and which also means the church promotes sin by sending those people back to their sinful life. One point we can note here is that, God does not hate the sinners but he hates the sin.

So yes, we do not promote and plead churches to accept the culture of homosexuality in the church. Rather yes, we do plead with Christians to accept people who repent or seek repentance just as God accepted any of us when we turned towards him for repentance as if though we did not commit any sin.

Thank you for bringing this us. Let me know if you have more questions. I am more than willing to answer them for you.


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