ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- As the debate on embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning continues as a hot topic in Missouri, several other Christian denominations in the state are voicing their opinions on the issue.
The Missouri Baptist Convention has joined the Catholic bishops of Missouri in challenging an initiative that would amend the state constitution to allow embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning.
In addition, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was preparing to release a report in January condemning embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning.
The two actions are a sign that Christian denominations are becoming even more vocal in speaking out on an issue that they feel harms the sanctity of human life, said Deacon Larry Weber, executive director of the Missouri Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state's bishops....
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Here we have yet one more example of why conservative Christians need to unite in these dark times. The strategy of the Enemy against God's chosen has always been to divide and conquer. When we are united in faith and morality we can change the world, but when we are divided, the world will conquer and overtake us on every issue. I have always held that the reason why western civilization is in such moral chaos is because of divisions within the Body of Christ. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If western civilization falls, the blame will be laid squarely at the feet of Christian sectarianism. The fate of our world hinges on whether or not conservative Christians can overcome their differences and work together to form a culture of life and family.
Some might ask; "what about liberal Christians?" Answer: We need not concern ourselves with them, because they've already sold-out to the evil "god" of this world. The reason why they advocate the politics of the enemy (abortion, homosexuality, etc.) is because they're working for the enemy. Their "Christianity" is only skin deep, and their days are numbered. Liberal Christian denominations don't last. History is already proving that. The only reason why they've been able to unite in ecumenical accords is because their numbers are shrinking so fast they have no choice but to unite. Yet consider what they are uniting under. They unite under the banners of sexual indecency, murder and marxism. Are these not the same banners under which the world unites against God? Good Christians eventually leave these denominations, bad Christians remain within them, and sooner or later, most of the latter will realize that they can unite under the same banners without the baggage of Christianity to hold them back. So many of them do, and their denominations shrink even more. Liberal Christian denominations are irrelevant, and they have consigned themselves only to a future of greater irrelevancy. Conservative Christians no longer need concern themselves with them.
We conservative Christians need only concern ourselves with two things. The first is keeping liberalism OUT of our denominations by sticking to the traditional values taught by our Christian forefathers, and dealing soundly with those within our denominations who would seek to subvert this. The second is uniting with other like-minded conservative Christians, regardless of their denomination and sect, to form a culture of life and family.