In his weekly “Two-Minute Warning,” Chuck Colson presents a compelling case for signing the Manhattan Declaration. This document is an effort to unite all Christians in support of the three most important moral issues of our day – Life, Religious Freedom, and Marriage.
Disturbing, but not surprising, is the feedback Colson has received from pastors who refuse to sign the document because it would mean they lose half their congregation. This is not a radical document. It simply says abortion is wrong, marriage is between a man and woman, and religious freedom is important. If conservative Christians of all denominations cannot unite behind such a simple, biblically based declaration, the Body of Christ is in trouble.
The good news is 500,000 people have signed it so far. The bad news is Barna Research Group estimates that there are between 15 to 20 million Americans who describe themselves as conservative Christians. We need to get the word out about this opportunity to stand for biblical morality.
In the video linked above, Colson does a good job explaining why it’s important to stand now, or risk losing the cultural battle for our nation’s moral conscience in the very near future. If you don’t believe him, believe the great Country Music singer/songwriter Aaron Tippin, who famously sung: “You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”
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