I read a sermon by a reformed preacher that had me mentally shaking my head. This preacher is very knowledgeable in Scripture. I haven’t listened to very many of his sermons, haven’t read very many of them, but the ones that I have…until today…were all very good. But today…I was left wondering about this man’s beliefs.
He spoke about the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage and the ‘persecution’ that did, and will continue, to follow that ruling. What troubled me most in this sermon was how this preacher said that as a result of that ruling…the ‘church’ is being persecuted. He gave examples of ‘Christian’ colleges that changed their policies to be allowed to continue to receive government funding. He spoke of the ‘persecution’ of his ‘church’ building in them possibly losing their tax exempt status. He said they have a nice piece of property and wondered how long they would be allowed to not pay property taxes on it.
I’m going to go ahead and say at this point...the loss of tax exempt status is NOT persecution. I’m going to go further and say that I don’t believe anyone that accepts such a status can truly be a Christian organization.