Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Manhattan Declaration

The Manhattan Declaration

A Call of Christian Conscience

Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

1. the sanctity of human life
2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty.

Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defence, and to commit ourselves to honouring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/images/content/ManhattanDeclaration.pdf

http://www.albertmohler.com/2009/11/23/why-i-signed-the-manhattan-declaration/

Shall Cesar prevail?

Eutychus

2 comments:

Baird boy said...

As much as I respect Dr. Mohler and many of the men who have signed, I think I must stand with those like Dr. White and MacArthur. While I agree with what the document stands for, I would not be able to sign it because it fails to bring clarity on the only cure for man's sin, the Gospel. Considering the document is signed by Catholics, Greek Orthodox and evangelicals, it cannot mention the Gospel, because the Catholics have a different Gospel than the evangelicals do. For that reason, I must respectfully disagree with Dr. Mohler. I know that Dr. Mohler signed because the document did not claim that we (catholics evangelicals etc) are united in the Gospel but untied under these issues. However, I agree with Dr. White and Dr. MacArthur that the only solutions to these issues is the genuine Gospel of Christ. I put some links below that say what I am trying to say much more clearly.

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3643

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3641

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=3638

Suz said...

I have to agree with R.V. Sproul. http://www.ligonier.org/blog/the-manhattan-declaration/