This is part eleven in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the eleventh charge:
During Aaron’s prayer at the end, he says “we have wronged these children of yours and we have wronged these brothers and sisters of ours and we repent of our sins.”
This area of false teaching is the most deceptive because it may be true in one scenario but false in the one that Aaron is purporting.
True, like an alcoholic support group, these ‘homosexual Christians’ see that their propensity is sin, they are repentant and need our love and support to win this battle in their hearts, minds and actions and want to be free from this bondage to sin.
False, like Bruce Jenner, these ‘homosexual christians’ believe their inner desires for self-actualization trump both God’s created order and specific Scriptural commands. So far from repentance, they want to be affirmed and accepted for who they are not only in our culture but now in the church.
Since Aaron is not talking about a repentant group, but the proud unrepentant group that would walk in the Gay Pride parade, it is obvious Aaron is advocating for acceptance of the group that the Bible says we shouldn’t even eat with.
“But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.” (1 Cor. 5:11)
The church is made up of sinners. You must confess you are a sinner to join the church. We are all sinners. The mark of a true Christian, however, is that they will fight against their sin, not ask the church to condone it. Because of the immutability of God and the infallibility of Scripture and the system of theology defined in our confessions, contrary to what Aaron is saying, there will be no new revelation on sexual immorality. He may speak of ‘ridiculous grace,’ but there is no other standard of grace than what has been set forth for thousands of years from the Scriptures. This is amazing grace, but the prerequisite is regeneration and repentance. Aaron’s idea of redefining the sin of homosexuality according to self-actualization or humanism as he says ‘homosexuals are not culpable’ is surely ridiculous grace.
Young, impressionable Dordt students are listening to Aaron. If he leads one astray…
“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Mt. 18:6)
Previous charges can be found here: