As it should be, many leaders in the evangelical Christian community have been responding to the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states. Here are links to some helpful posts:

Al Mohler (president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

John Piper (I really liked this one)

Kevin DeYoung

Denny Burke (a special word to pastors)

As far as GPBC goes, we are currently working on recommendations for any needed changes to our doctrinal statement and policies and procedures. You will hear more on these in the coming weeks.

As far as I am concerned, my convictions regarding marriage and sexuality have not changed and will not change. God has spoken directly regarding what pastors should do in times such as these in 2 Timothy 4:1-5,

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

By God’s grace I will continue to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ: God loves sinners enough to send his Son to die in their stead, and anyone who repents of their sin and puts their faith in Jesus will receive his eternally life changing grace. Jesus is the judge I answer to.

Ryan serves as the Senior Pastor of Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, New Jersey. He is married with four children.

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