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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 10:28 am CST.

By Zoila Palma: The National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) today issued a release stating that today marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which affirmed “Scripture Only” (“Sola Scriptura”) as the supreme authority in our lives.

The NEAB says that the Belize Constitution reflects the influence of the Reformation when it begins by declaring that “the Nation of Belize shall be founded upon principles which acknowledge the supremacy of God” (see Col. 1:17-18).

“Our Constitution also follows scriptural principles in asserting ‘the position of family in a society of free men and free institutions‘ (John 8:35-36; 1 Cor. 6:12-7:14) and the equal rights endowed by their Creator” (Gen. 2:16; Rom. 13:7-10),” the release says.

According to NEAB, because of this, it strongly upholds family values and our God-endowed rights in the issues that Belize now faces:

  1. Sex (and gender) as male and female only, as God created them in His image, vs. artificial LGBT identities (Gen. 1:26-27).


  1. The God-designed natural family of a married man and woman, faithful to each other and to their children, vs. LGBT sex, LGBT unions, LGBT marriages, or LGBT adoption (Heb. 13:4; Prov. 22:6). Sodomy violates God’s design for sex, causing physical damage, and as such is not a form of love nor a right endowed by our Creator (Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26-27).


  1. The right to life at conception of the fetus, who in ultrasounds shows unmistakable signs of life in the earliest stages and worthy of full protection as human beings (Psalm 139:13-16; Belize Const. Preamble (e).


  1. The right of church schools to teach according to Scripture and religious convictions, and to rule out teachings contrary to Scripture (2 John 1:8-11; Belize Const. 10(3).


  1. The need for laws against practices that are harmful to public health, according to the Constitution — including homosexual practices and narcotic drug practices (Rom. 1:26-27; 2 Kings 4:38-41).


  1. The promotion of counseling which frees people from such harmful practices and habits (1 Cor. 6:9-11).


NEAB explains that evangelicals and Catholics — who together make up 68% of Belize’s population — have spoken to the government on all these issues. Yet they have received inadequate responses or no response at all.

NEAB publicly calls on the government to publicly answer their positions on the issues that they have presented to them.

NEAB  says that it plans to rally together on the National Assembly Steps soon to speak to the nation at greater length on these crucial family and social issues.

“As the nation’s conscience we must say like Martin Luther, the Reformation’s founder, Here we stand. We can do no other. So help us God. Whoever stands on God’s Word will never fall. We call on the people of Belize to stand with us,” it ends.


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