The Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality

We live in very sad and confused times, and nowhere is that confusion as strong as in sexuality. Since the fall of man, men and women have engaged in sins of all sort. In recent years homosexuality and transgenderism have come to dominate the cultural landscape. Some who immerse themselves and celebrate these sins even claim to be Christians.

All sin is an offense toward God. But sexual sins are of a unique nature. Not only are they open rebellion against God's creative design, they also bring unique harm to the individual.

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)

Christians who hold to the teachings of Scripture are under fire, and the church must respond. In light of that need, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has issued the Nashville Statement, setting forth fourteen articles addressing biblical sexuality, homosexuality, and transgenderism.

It has become common for those who promote the current sexual rebellion to attempt to shame or belittle Christians into some sort of compromise, accusing us of homophobia, transphobia, hate speech, and so on. We really can't expect anything else; they are given over to their sin and the belief that their evil is good, and the good is evil. (Isaiah 5:20). 

Our opposition to homosexuality, transgenderism, and all other perversions is not because of personal distaste, but because God has appointed a day of judgment, and those whose lives are given to any sin, including sexual sins, face eternal hell. Jesus Christ died to save sinners (First Timothy 1:15), and the church has a specific call to beg sinners to be reconciled to God through Christ (Second Corinthians 5:20). 

I urge you to read the Nashville Statement very carefully, and be all the better prepared to reach out to those who are trapped in sexual confusion and sin.