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Presbyterian or Reformed, Methodist, Lutheran and Other Mainline Protestant Pastors are the Main Protestant Support for Same-Sex “Marriage”

Presbyterian or Reformed, Methodist, Lutheran and Other Mainline Protestant Pastors are the Main Protestant Support for Same-Sex “Marriage”
By Julio Severo

Even though a majority of evangelicals still disapprove same-sex relationships, approval has grown among traditional Protestant pastors, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research that asked Protestant pastors their thoughts on this issue.

The increase in support for same-sex “marriage” among Protestant pastors can be attributed to changing attitudes among certain groups, especially pastors from mainline Protestant denominations, said the survey “Mainline Pastors Drive Growth in Pastoral Support for Same-Sex Marriage,” of LifeWay.

Presbyterian or Reformed (49%), Methodist (47%), Lutheran (35%) and other traditional Protestant pastors answered to LifeWay’s survey that they see nothing wrong with same-sex “marriage.” In comparison, only 3% of Baptists and 1% of Pentecostals have the same liberal view.

LifeWay found that pastors with a doctorate (27%) or a master’s degree (32%) are more likely to support same-sex “marriage” than pastors with a bachelor’s degree (9%) or no college degree (6%). So pastors with higher diplomas are more likely to support same-sex “marriage” than pastors with no university diploma.

Such result is no surprise. Universities are filled with left-wing professors who transmit their ideologies, inclusive homosexual ideologies, to their students. So if you fill your mind with a left-wing education, you will end thinking as a left-winger. On the other hand, if you fill your mind with God’s Word, you will think God’s thoughts.

LifeWay’s survey was conducted by phone with 1,000 Protestant pastors Sept. 24-30, 2019. Each interview was conducted with the senior pastor, from a random sample drawn from a list of all Protestant churches.

From the Gospel viewpoint, the LifeWay survey is bad news for Presbyterian or Reformed, Methodist, Lutheran and other mainline Protestant pastors. But it is good news for Baptists and especially Pentecostals. It shows that university diplomas do not equip pastors to face secular and spiritual challenges, but supernatural gifts and the anointing of the Holy Spirit are an excellent equipment for pastors to face such challenges.

While traditional Protestant pastors treat their theological diplomas and doctorates as their greatest equipment to spread their theological gospel, Pentecostal and charismatic pastors treat supernatural gifts and the anointing of the Holy Spirit as their greatest equipment to spread the living Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is the great difference. The best equipment that mainline pastors have are their diplomas, which prove that they were massively indoctrinated by liberal professors.

The best equipment Pentecostal and charismatic pastors have is the supernatural gifts and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Without such spiritual equipment, even the best efforts of mainline “conservative” pastors fail. The Gospel Coalition, which is Reformed or Calvinist, has supported a strange view that Christians can live with homosexual feelings and desires without rejecting them. In fact, the Gospel Coalition has many members who are Calvinist ministers in this situation.

Liberalism is advancing in mainline Protestant churches. Even the Protestant church founded by George Washington, the first U.S. president, has embraced homosexuality.

While university education turns mainline pastors into religious liberal puppets, less attached to God’s Word and more supportive of sodomy and the fake “marriage” between two men, the supernatural gifts and the anointing of the Holy Spirit make Pentecostal and charismatic more attached to God’s Word, more conservative and more supportive of the traditional marriage between only a man and a woman.

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