Workers with you: 2 Corinthians 1.24 VOTD

“I do not mean that we rule over your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.”

2 Corinthians 1.24

Paul was not a paternalist. He did not manipulate people. He appealed to their understanding of the gospel and treated them as equals.

In the realm of faith, there is no room for authoritarianism. How do fellow saints show that they are co-workers in the Lord?

#paternalism #equality #VOTD

Marriage Equality Day

Happy Marriage Equality Day!

We are happy to be one of the Christian denominations who blesses same-sex marriage and respects the identities of LGBT people.

Love always wins. We are thankful the Supreme Court ruled on the side of love. Blessings to all of the loving couples who can now legally affirm the love God already affirms.

There will be more posts from UCC officials and the UCC newsroom today. Until then, enjoy your Pride and marriage equality celebrations!

This tweet from the United Church of Christ (UCC) was posted today. There are some certain things to be said about it. 1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) having made a decision in favor of same-sex marriage is certainly NOT Christian. Thus, that which the UCC supports is not Christian either. Moreover, the fact they are self-identified as a “Christian denomination” is not something that is God-ordained. 2) Love most certainly did NOT win. Love seeks that which is best for the other person, and the perfect standard of love is only that which resides in God. God did not and does not sanction same-sex marriages (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).  3) The attribution of a man-made definition of love to God is as egregious and ignorant (unlearned) as one who as a self-identified atheist who says he believes in God!

#equality, #marriage, #same-sex, #united-church-of-christ