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A Statement of Support for the Defense of Marriage Amendment

Introduction We are members of churches in the United States. We are saddened that some U.S. church leaders have offered public statements and teachings that undermine rather than strengthen marriage and family in our society. Our commitments to marriage are rooted in God’s revelation in Holy Scripture. But we also affirm the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and …

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Uncommon Cause

Why did the NAE rescue the NCC from irrelevance? By R. Albert Mohler “I know what constituted an evangelical in former times,” said the seventh Earl Shaftesbury. “I have no clear notion what constitutes one now.” The confusion Lord Shaftesbury saw a century ago is now fully apparent. Millions of Americans claim to be evangelicals, …

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Values Promoted by Brethren Revival Fellowship

BRF is slanted: • In favor of teaching and preaching the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, without error in the original autographs. • In favor of belief in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His visible second coming, and His substitutionary atonement. • In favor of the Ten Commandments, the biblical codes of decency, the rights of others, …

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Information on the Homosexual Challenge in the Church of the Brethren

A group consisting of Earle Fike, Jr., William Eberly, Elaine Sollenberger, and James Lehman has put together an Unofficial Brethren Position Paper on covenantal relationships and presented it to Standing Committee. The group sought the support of former Conference moderators, Conference secretaries, and General Secretaries. It is here. The paper calls for a radical revision of …

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NCC Official Blesses Planned Parenthood Video

A new Planned Parenthood sex education video kit carries the endorsement of a National Council of Churches official. Although the “Talking about Sex” video kit defends abortion as “safe,” and claims that homosexual relationships can be “fulfilling,” the Rev. Joe Leonard– Associate Director for NCC Ministries in Christian Education–recommends the kit “unreservedly.” The NCC comprises …

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