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One of the biggest problems that our culture faces — and it appears irreparable at times — is the propensity of many to willfully distort Holy Scripture so it fits their wants and feelings.
It’s as if words can mean whatever one wants them to mean. If somebody claiming to be Christian feels like same-sex relationships are well and good, then all Christians must bow down to those feelings, no matter what the Holy Bible teaches.
Take, for example, Pensacola Christian College in Florida. The school canceled a scheduled performance by the British a cappella group The King’s Singers “upon learning that one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts scripture,” as reported by the Christian Post.
On Feb. 13, the college announced on Facebook that it had canceled a scheduled performance by the group. The statement stressed that the independent Baptist college was “founded upon and guided by the Bible,” adding, “the college cannot knowingly give an implied or direct endorsement of anything that violates the Holy Scripture, the foundation for our sincerely held beliefs.”
The statement was polite in tone and content, stating that “The highly talented musicians were treated with dignity and respect when informed of the cancellation. The artists stated their understanding and acceptance of the change and were given full remuneration.”
According to the school’s mission statement, Pensacola Christian College was established to “promote the cause of Christ by providing a distinctively Christian-traditional, liberal arts education that develops students spiritually, intellectually, morally, culturally, and socially” and “produce Christian leaders who are knowledgeable, articulate, moral, dedicated to excellence, and committed to serving Jesus Christ as they learn to influence the world by applying biblical principles in their chosen field and daily life.”
That’s pretty straightforward. So are the articles of faith that the college abides by.
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