May 11, 2012
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Often we cannot fully grasp the historical significance of events as they happen. The 24/7 news feeds into our homes can desensitize us to even the most remarkable of events. Yet, the announcement of a United States President (and Vice President) publicly endorsing same-sex marriage is to support that which God explicitly condemns. It is shameful and a reproach to decency and honor and a sad commentary on the regrettable departure of our national leaders from the Biblical heritage that has guided our country. The President’s announcement came hours after another of our states voted to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage and was thus particularly painful for citizens in North Carolina and further deepened the obvious cultural divide in our nation. I join many other Christian leaders, churches and ministries asking God’s power for revival to come upon our country as we face this latest assault on the law of God. While we pray for our President and his family, we ask the Lord to bring repentance and Spirit-wrought renewed faith to him and all. Oh, that we might seek Him and live! Now more than ever, we at Reformed Theological Seminary must be vigilant in our sacred calling to raise up godly pastors and other servants of the Church who will courageously, boldly and compassionately declare Jesus Christ’s Word to our people. That Word brings abundant life and eternal life. May God have mercy for the sake of His Church and stir us all to prayer like never before. Then, this remarkably sad moment for our country would have brought about something good.