A Christian rock star has abandoned her dream of becoming an Anglican priest because as a gay woman she cannot accept the church’s teaching that homosexuality is ‘sinful’.
Vicky Beeching, 38, revealed she has now ‘let go of her dream’ to become a priest after bishops allegedly warned her she would need to become celibate if she wanted to continue her training. […]
‘I can’t say I believe same-sex relationships and marriage are sinful,’ she told the Sunday Times.
‘I have decided it will take too long for the church to change on this. I can’t move into that role with the infighting, the disciplinary measures going on for LGBT clergy who step outside the lines.’ […]
But Beeching said she hopes the church will eventually change its teaching on the subject.
She continued: ‘Future generations will look back at the way the church has treated LGBT people in the same way we look back and shudder at the way the church defended slavery or opposed women’s right to vote.’
Now, if you’ve never heard of Vicky Beeching, you’re not alone, I haven’t either. However she is in the national news talking about how the church will change eventually – she won’t change, and she doesn’t seem willing to even acknowledge her sin, let alone call on God to change her.
We are ALL sinners – we can refrain from sin ONLY with help from God! We are absolutely vulnerable to those sins, specifically, which we don’t acknowledge as sin, because we are unprotected, and satan knows it. Sin is defined as “transgression of the law” in 1 John 3:4.
While the church tells her she must be celibate, her desire for sex prevents her fulfilling what she believes is her calling. Just as we would hope that the C of E wouldn’t ordain a witch as priest, we must also resist having other kinds of unrepentant sinners lead us!
This comment from that article seems very appropriate: [emphasis added]
Anglicanism has bent to every liberal wind and still hasn’t held its congregation… the restrictions on sexual behaviour are not written by any denomination so cannot be altered by any to suit the times …… take it up with God who is above any archbishop.. no church can validate what God has prohibited, nomatter how popular a particular idea becomes it cannot be de classified as no longer sinful in the teachings of God, simply by popular vote….. e.g. abortion, divorce, homosexuality normalisation, euthanasia…. tough but true… human nature has to submit to the Word of God… it cannot pick and choose according to popular demand
I hope that Vicky will find a way to BELIEVE God, and not just believe IN Him.
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