Welcome to the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association website. Your interest in this ministry is really appreciated.
Our purpose is to glorify God by enabling each church to fulfill it's unique mission for Christ and provide channels for cooperative ministry. The association is focused on church planting through partnership Missions and church revitalization through training and consultation.
As you "click through" this site, please pray for God's favor upon each aspect of our work. And let us hear from you, if we can help you fulfill Christ's Great Commission.
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“A congregation can respond to God’s call while safeguarding its’ religious liberty through three areas of preparation regarding society’s normalization of homosexuality.”
The three suggestions given by Vaughn are:
1. Adopt statements declaring biblical truth regarding human sexuality and marriage.
2. Clarify that the essence of a Christian wedding is the worship of God, not a civil function.
3. Refrain from renting your facilities for any use that is not closely related to the church’s religious purpose.
These are good suggestions for our churches in PLBA. If you have not yet set a policy in writing, start that process this week. The last thing we want to happen is for a gay couple (or their family) to file a lawsuit against one of our pastor’s or one of the churches for refusing to perform a wedding. Such suits have already been filed against bakery owners who have refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay wedding and florists for refusing to provide flowers.
All of this seems too far-fetched for those of us above 50 but it is common place for a younger generation. Unfortunately, it is not the “wave of the future,” it is the “storm of the present.” What we have hoped would never interfere with the proclamation of the gospel has actually altered the gospel (i.e. picture of Christ the Bridegroom and the Church, the Bride). God, help us!
Encouragingly yours, Russell Cook