Task Force should seek harmony with God’s Word
The Layman September 2003 Volume 36, Number 5, notwithstanding Jesus’ commitment to the moral law of God.
In another study, led by Sara Sanderson Doughty, a pastor in Lowville, N.Y., the task force considered the “inclusiveness” of the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) in which church leaders accepted Gentiles into the fold. The study did not examine the resolution to the Jewish-Gentile issue, which included an admonition to “abstain … from sexual immorality.”
We mention these two cases because the task force frequently seems to plant itself in unity without considering that there are clear Biblical injunctions against immoral behavior and false teachings. To disregard those injunctions may bring about a feigned oneness, but it is not based on the whole counsel of God.
Ultimately, the issue before the task force is not its own search for harmony within its community, but harmony with God’s Word, however the chips may fall.