Sunday, April 26, 2009

One denomination steps back from the brink...

..but just barely.

Presbyterians vote against gay clergy

Efforts to allow gays and lesbians to serve as clergy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been defeated again, sealed by votes Saturday.

But the margin of defeat -- the final tally has yet to be determined -- is already guaranteed to be much closer than in previous years. That is encouraging for gay clergy supporters and concerning to opponents, with both sides expecting the issue to be revisited in the future.


It is only a matter of time I am afraid before the PCUSA abandons this position and starts to ordain people who are openly and joyously flaunting their sin and rejecting the Word of God. They will then go the same way that the Episcopal Church has gone and the end result will be the same: faithful Christians who have hung in will leave in droves, taking entire local assemblies with them, and those that remain will continue to embrace progressively more deviant teachings until they stop being a "church" as it is understood in any sense of the word.

2 comments:

gloria said...

oh no!! Not good!

Another reason I have chosen to remain in a non denominational church that doesn't belong to some kind of formal orginization like the Souther Baptist Convention or Presbyterian USA or other synoids.

As I tell people who ask me .. NO Creeds but Christ!

Standing on the Rock,
gloria

Steve Martin said...

I think you are right, it's just a matter of time.

Each year the public school systems in this country pump out millions of little politivally correct socialists who learn nothing (very little) of what they'll need in the "real world", but they do learn all about the rian forrests and all about how tow mommies or two daddies are just as good (better!) than a mommie and a daddy.
They learn all about hoe bad Christians and Republicans are and all about how good and smart Atheists and Democrats are.

We are in BIG TROUBLE.