GKV & Homosexuality: More Reason for Concern and a Warning

On the Ref-net (a Reformed e-mail discussion group), someone posted a link to an item on the official website of the Gereformeerde Kerken (Vrijgemaakt) — GKV.  The GKV are sister churches of the CanRC and are also in ecumenical relations with the URCNA and RCUS.  This news item speaks about an organization called ContrariO which is attempting to create more tolerance and understanding for gays and lesbians by addressing students in Reformed high schools in the Netherlands.  Among other things, we’re told that “ContrariO does not speak out about whether or not one should enter into or have homosexual relationships.  ContrariO finds this open to multiple Biblical interpretations and a deeply personal private choice.” (my translation).  Again:  note that this item is on the official website of the GKV and therefore approved by the federation.  ContrariO is a “Reformed club for gays and lesbians.”  You can find more information (translated via Google) here. Part of their aim is to provide a “gay-friendly” environment in Christian schools and promote the visibility of the gay Christian in society and in Christian circles.

Over at Reformed Academic, the GKV are held up as an example of the more tolerant direction that the Canadian Reformed Churches should be moving in with regards to our understanding of biblical authority.  Do not be deceived:  this is the inevitable fruit of the hermeneutical drift taking place in the Netherlands among our sister churches.

About Wes Bredenhof

Pastor of the Free Reformed Church, Launceston, Tasmania. View all posts by Wes Bredenhof

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