Manhattan Declaration and Mainstream Values

The recently released Manhattan Declaration, a nearly five-thousand-word document, explains how throughout history, Christians have steadfastly, persistently held to certain fundamental truths of their faith. These truths are not political, nor are they ideals newly imagined by bigots wanting to suppress other people. Instead, as the Manhattan Declaration documents in unambiguous detail, Christians have been unwaveringly committed to certain moral principles for over two thousand years. Far from being ancillary issues, these Bible-based truths are a part of the very foundation of the Christian faith: the sanctity of life, the divinely ordained nature of marriage, and religious liberty. Considered to be instances of divine revelation, they are open to neither compromise nor revision.The Manhattan Declaration explicates these truths thusly: 1) the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every human being as a creature fashioned in the very image of God, possessing inherent rights of...(Read Full Article)