Saturday, June 2, 2012

WARNING! Stop Drinking 'Culture's Cool-Aid' > “Afloat on the seas of relativism ..”

By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
"Are you drinking culture's Cool-Aid?" asks Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. In his new "Cool-Aid" sermon series kicking off this weekend, Young urges people to stop giving in to social norms on issues like homosexuality and same-sex marriage and instead turn to the truth of God.

Young, who has authored several books on marriage and relationships, has been critical of President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, and said that the aim of his "Cool-Aid" sermons is to "build bridges of love but draw lines in the sands of truth."

"Our standard and authority is the Bible. We're going to talk about what the Bible says regarding marriage – one man, one woman," Pastor Young shared Thursday in a phone interview with The Christian Post.

He continued, "So we either align ourselves with God's Word, or we malign God's Word by doing what we want to do. It's not about emotion, it's not about feeling, it's not about my opinion, it's about what God says. Either there's absolute truth or not.

"In fact, our culture has forgotten where true North is and we are floating on the seas of relativism. And it sounds so good that, you know, I am who I am so I have to do what I have to do. That sounds good, but it leads to chaos. Either we put our desires and feelings under the authority of God, or we don't."

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