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Mutual understanding and clear communication is certainly of very great importance. However, Jesus never made inclusion of all lifestyles, worldviews or teachings in HIS Kingdom one of his emphases. While extending his gracious invitation of repentance and rebirth to all humans without exception, He was, in fact, scandalously exclusive regarding whom he accepted as his disciples: only those who were ready to die to all else to belong exclusively to him and allow his Spirit free rein in reshaping their lives according to his Father’s eternal design and ideal.
The early Anabaptists seemed to have been inspired by that same willingness to sacrifice everything for the glory of their Redeemer King and for the perfecting of his eternal Bride, the Church, composed here on earth exclusively by those willing to totally submit to his reign and kingdom. Insistence on including today within the ranks of Jesus’ disciples, as part of his Body of “called out ones”, persons unwilling to submit every part of their lifestyles, relationships, habits, natural inclinations, or anything else to him, will only bring grief to our Lord, corrosion to his Church (who over all the centuries and diverse world cultures has never understood GBLTQ sexual practices to be expressions of faithful obedience to Jesus), and discredit to the original Anabaptist vision to which we purport to subscribe.
As a newcomer to MC-USA my prayer is that the Lord renew and sanctify his Church, and by his Spirit make us a faithful Bride free to give ourselves fully to no one, no program, no love besides HIM!