Church in Wales votes to bless same sex ‘marriages’

Sep 13, 2021 by

By Carys Moseley, Christian Concern:

“Denial of the authority of Christ…False analogies and pseudo-intellectual excuses…ambiguity about religious freedom…Grotesque hypocrisy…Apostate bishops – wolves in sheep’s clothing…”

On Monday 6 September, the Church in Wales voted to allow its clergy to bless same-sex ‘marriages’ and civil partnerships. This was not entirely unexpected given the decline of Christian doctrine and ethics within the Church in Wales in recent years.

The Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales was opposed to the move. It said that it does not uphold the “standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman”. Some of the press reported that the bill was ‘experimental’, only applying ‘for the next five years’. This is rather telling, suggesting that the bishops and the governing body want to see how many clergy and laity will leave the Church in Wales. People leaving would mean loss of money for a start. It looks as if the Church in Wales is trying to test the waters and see how damaging this vote could be.

Denial of the authority of Christ on creation and marriage

Permitting the blessing of same-sex relationships, be they secular marriages or civil partnerships, flies in the face of the entire Bible’s witness to God as the Creator. The Bible is very clear that in the beginning God created human beings male and female (Genesis 1: 26-27).

The Bible is also very clear that Jesus Christ rooted his teaching on marriage on this truth. Christ’s words in the Gospels of Matthew make this clear:

“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” [Matthew 19: 4-5]

To deny the true nature of marriage is to deny that God created us male and female. It is not surprising therefore that back in May the bishops of the Church in Wales called for a ban on ‘conversion therapy’. In so doing they expressed their belief that God creates people transgendered.

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