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2.16.2006    |    "inclusive welcome"
So that's what the PCUSA calls spitting in the face of black letter Scripture. Yes, let's be "inclusive." It's clearly the highest virtue. The story in the WaPo is headlined "Presbyterians Urge Lifting Gay Clergy Ban."

How many Presbyterians, one must ask? As of now, according to the story,
At least 21 of 173 regional bodies in the Presbyterian Church USA are calling for repeal of a ban on clergy and lay leaders living in gay or lesbian relationships.
That's not a large percentage, I suppose. Of course, it did say, "at least." One can almost hear the mainstream media cheering as the Presbyterian Church USA circles the drain, about to leave its Reformation roots.

So much for sola scriptura. We'd much rather be "inclusive."

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2 Comments:

Blogger John Schroeder said...

Jack:

The PCUSA has been fighting the battle for years, and guys like me have bee in it all the way and we have defeated this bunch time and time again.

We're democratic in PCUSA, very democratic. That means we have to tolerate our fair share of stupidity.

Urging and getting the votes are a long way apart.

8:43 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

"Black letter Scripture"--never had heard that term before, but I like it. I urge you to keep holding on to the truth in the black-letter Scripture, because it's not getting any easier to discern these days. Peace.

10:45 PM, February 17, 2006  

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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...

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