From time to time a new and faithful expression of faith is necessary. I am not speaking of a new faith, or of new doctrines, but of the historic Christian faith prophetically applied to current and world events. Such a statement of faith has recently been produced: The Manhattan Declaration.
The Manhattan Declaration is a collective affirmation of fundamental Truths shared by Evangelicals, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox Christians living in the United States. In particular, this declaration addresses:
- Sanctity of Human Life
- Sanctity of Marriage
- Rights of Conscience and Religious Liberty
Some may question why believers who hold some vastly different perspectives would join together and unite their voices to address these social issues. On the other hand, why would they not? These issues that both result from and contribute to our social decay are intolerable and need to be addressed. Francis Schaeffer referred to such joint operations as “co-beligerence”.
This afternoon I signed my name to this declaration. While I don’t presume anyone really cares what I sign, or even what I think, it was a way for me to lend my voice to an effort that needs to be heard. I invite you to check it out – and sign-on, if you share the concerns and agree to these solutions.