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8.06.2005    |    United "Church" of Christ
From Christianity Today, this report on the "progress" of a "church" that has voted to both ignore Scripture when it is politically inconvenient, and divest itself of any support for the Jewish nation. Oh, and just in case those watching the UCC might mistake them for devil worshippers, they grudgingly affirmed that Jesus is Lord. Whoo-hoo.

From the CT story, all you really need to know about this formerly Christian group called the UCC:
For most evangelicals in the United Church of Christ (UCC), it was two steps backward and one step forward at July's national synod meeting in Atlanta. While the 1.3 million member liberal denomination passed controversial resolutions endorsing homosexual marriage and supporting divestment of funds involving Israel, it also passed a resolution affirming the person and work of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. However, the body refused to add the affirmation to ordination vows.
These are truly lost sheep. May they see the light before they are brought before the Throne.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Barbara said...

My question is 'how can you affirm Jesus is Lord', when you go against his teachings? God made Adam and Eve - not Adam and Steve - and they were to produce - something two men or two women cannot do!

They truly do need prayer, as you said, to see the light, before they lead many more astray and have to answer to the King!

2:24 PM, August 07, 2005  

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Welcome. My name is John Luke Rich, (very) struggling Christian. The focus here is Christianity in its many varieties, its fussing and feuding, how it impacts our lives and our society, with detours to consider it with other faiths (or lack thereof).

Call this blog my way of evangelizing on the internet.

Putting it differently, we're only here on this earth a short time. It's the rest of eternity that we should be most concerned about. Call it the care and feeding of our souls.

I was born Jewish, and born again in Christ Jesus over thirty years ago. First as a Roman Catholic; now a Calvinist by persuasion and a Baptist by denomination. But I'm hardly a poster boy for doctrinal rigidity.

I believe that Scripture is the rock on which all Christian churches must stand -- or sink if they are not so grounded. I believe that we are saved by faith, but hardly in a vacuum. That faith is a gift from God, through no agency on our part -- although we sometimes turn a deaf ear and choose to ignore God's knocking on the door.

To be Christian is to evangelize. Those who think it not their part to evangelize perhaps haven't truly understood what our Lord told us in Matthew 28. We must preach the Gospel as best we are able. Using words if necessary.

Though my faith waxes and wanes, it never seems to go away. Sometimes I wish it would, to give me some peace of mind. But then, Jesus never said that walking with Him was going to be easy...

Final note: I also blog as Jack Rich on cultural, political and other things over at Wrong Side of the Tracks

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