On Sunday, January 16th, we will take a break from our series in Nehemiah to join in solidarity with faithful pastors who plan on preaching a sermon on biblical sexuality. The language of Bill C-4 may serve to criminalize preaching against homosexuality in Canada. The bill unanimously passed the federal parliament of Canada in December and goes into effect on January 8th.
I’m grateful for the faithful example John MacArthur has provided of preaching God’s Word with boldness and integrity, especially in the face of a culture that has grown increasingly rebellious toward Christianity. He has promoted Biblical Sexuality Sermon Sunday and encouraged pastors in the US to join their brethren in Canada. John MacArthur shared an email he received from Andrew DeBartolo that explains the issue well. I also found this fuller explanation of Bill C-4: History, Concerns, and Response from Paul Carter to be a balanced perspective worth your consideration.
The culture’s attack upon biblical sexuality not only concerns our nation, but also touches on issues in our own denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America. Discussion regarding overtures 23 and 37 have been before our presbyteries since passing the General Assembly with overwhelming support.
At Grace Presbyterian Church, we are unashamed of what God’s Word says on the matter of biblical sexuality and are eager to proclaim the truth that “the world and the devil are at the moment attacking.”
If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. And to be steady on all the battlefields besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.Martin Luther