It is time for us to declare our convictions!
Sign the Manhattan Declaration today. I did.
January 11, 2010
Christians across the nation are signing the new Manhattan Declaration in an effort to let our leaders and the culture know that we will not be silenced! We hope this Declaration grows into a major movement to defend, as never before, life, marriage, and religious liberties. To that end, your AFA, along with over 200 Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders have signed the Manhattan Declaration and I am urging you to read and sign this Declaration that was penned by three authors including Chuck Colson.
When you sign the Manhattan Declaration, here's what you will be affirming (summary):
We are Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are: (1) the sanctity of life, (2) the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and (3) the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.
I hope you will sign the Declaration today. But it's not enough to just sign – you need to read it, study it, and learn how to defend these truths in the public square. We encourage you to forward this email to your friends and encourage them to sign as well.
In addition, please take advantage of these Downloadable Resources: (1) the Declaration; (2) Worldview Resource Directory; (3) A Guide for Study and Discussion; (4) Signatory Sheet; and (5) Official Summary of the Declaration that can be downloaded, copied and given away.
Sign the Manhattan Declaration today!