If I may comment, what John Siegrist said is correct, as a bible believing born again Christian our authority comes directly from the Word of God. John never said salvation is determined by what “church” one is part of. He’s simply stating that as a Christian God’s Word is infallible and true and are to fully obey Him (God). And we’re fully aware of non-Christians subscribing to a completely different world view. Evan’s choice of departing from his church was not based on doctrine itself but on his own feelings. God never intends for any true believer to be on there own or forsake other believers.
Hebrews 10:23–25 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
If Evan chose to leave due to false doctrine being taught then he would be right in leaving. But that was not the case in the article, his decision was based on feeling bad that others may have forsaken his homosexual friend. And I will go on record saying that as Christians we don’t hate or forsake homosexuals, we don’t agree with the lifestyle they chose but we don’t hate them. In fact true Christians are more than willing to speak with them and share the love of God with them. But as Christians we also have to be up front and state that we aren’t in agreement to that lifestyle.
Additionally, not only that but other sins like lying, stealing, adultery etc. In a world of postmodernism individuals are fast to shout that we are being “intolerant” being “intolerant” is not a bad thing. We are “intolerant” to evil acts, ungodliness or anything that is contrary to God’s Word. And in the case of Trump don’t lump all of us Christians “Trump supporters” I can only speak for myself as a Christian I don’t take part in voting. I pray for all who are in authority just as the bible teaches us.
1 Timothy 2:1–3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
I’m quite certain I’m not the only Christian who didn’t vote. I hope what I wrote makes sense and gives you a better understanding as to what Christians who follow the Word of God believe. Take Care.
Just FYI I stopped reading the article the moment I saw a swear word, curse words should never come from a Christian no matter what! That’s non negotiable.
Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”