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Affirming the Nashville Statement

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...and yet loving those who choose lifestyles contrary to God's revealed will.

I work at a very liberal and progressive place where many LGBTQ people are my co-workers. They are really nice people, who do not see their sexual choices as a problem.

I recognize that those who are not reconciled to God will choose things that are contrary to God's will and not be convicted that their actions are sin.

What I need is wisdom to speak truth in love when God opens the doors in conversation.

How do you affirm the Nashville Statement while loving those in opposition to it?

 

Read the Nashville Statement.

https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement/

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