Dear World Vision, Bravo!

On Wednesday, I wrote about World Vision’s policy change.

Today, I’m writing about World Vision’s policy reversal.

Through the loving admonishing of theologically like-minded friends (John Piper and Franklin Graham), World Vision has reversed their decision to hire members of committed, same-sex relationships.

Christianity Today reported on it, as well as several other news sources.

“We feel pain and broken heart for the confusion we caused for many friends who saw this policy change as a strong reversal of World Vision’s commitment to biblical authority, which it was not intended to be,” said World Vision president Richard Stearns.

Stearns graciously spoke on behalf of the organization, recognizing the mistake and pledging to stick to the Truths of God’s Word.

“What we are affirming today is there are certain beliefs that are so core to our Trinitarian faith that we must take a strong stand on those beliefs,” said World Vision president Richard Stearns. “We cannot dfer to a small minority of churches and denominations that have taken a different position.”

This situation was handled biblically and graciously. It is both refreshing and encouraging to see leaders stand on the Scriptures and graciously acknowledge their mistakes. Oh, that we as individual Christians would be so quick to recognize our mistakes, seek reconciliation, and return to the Word of God.


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