“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Eph 5:15-17
You can call me conservative or traditional. In fact, for that matter, you can call me anything you want, but this article “Fuller Theological Seminary’s Acceptance of LGBT Group, One Table, Creates Ripples” sent shivers down my spine. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read of how Fuller, a well-respected seminary, has openly accepted Open Table, the very first LGBT student club. That it would even admit a gay seminarian in the first place boggles me.
Interestingly, just a few months ago, I was rejoicing with a brother in Christ when I learned of his decision to pursue doctoral studies at Fuller. At his invitation, I even considered the possibility of joining him in this quest. After all, I had high regard for this institution, which featured as one of my study options when I first prepared for fulltime ministry. Well, not anymore.
It is one thing for governments to change their position towards LGBT. But it is totally yet another for Christian institutions of higher learning to move in that direction. These are clearly the first steps before it becomes a full-fledged slide down the slippery slope. Then again, should this even surprise us, given how churches are also beginning to waver in their stance towards LGBTs.
Well, I may be surprised but not naive. It won’t be long before others follow suit. The can of worms has been opened and it is only a matter of time when we shall quickly observe how these worms are nothing but slimy slithery serpents of satanic nature.
We can and should pray. No, not for these to be removed. I am one who believes that there are some things you cannot pray away. We have been warned of these and however odd it may sound to us, these are happening just as it has been prophesied. Yes, the LGBT agenda is a fulfilment of prophecy. In some strange sense, that comforts me – not that I relish the present situation but that this did not catch God off-guard. And if this part of prophecy is being fulfilled, then we have great assurance and confidence that God’s plan will also unfold in accordance to His timing and will. Hallelujah!
At the risk of sounding inward and selfish, we must pray for ourselves — that we will be enabled, empowered and emboldened by the Holy Spirit to speak and live as we ought to, without compromise. As we have already seen, some have and even more will in the days to come. May we not be counted amongst these, but be found faithful and true to the worship and service of our Lord Jesus Christ.