August 23, 2014

Presbyterian Church to Ordain Gays as Ministers

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This article has a bias. For example: Chaves said his father, a voting member of his presbytery, was persuaded to vote for it due to the vitriol of opponents. The best commentary however are provided by Fr. John Peck on Journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. John writes that Christians have conflated pastoral ministry with the demand by the homosexual lobby for moral parity. He concluded with this passage from scripture: Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, "We will not walk in it” (Jeremiah 6:16). Source: Yahoo News | HT: Journey to Orthodoxy CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Presbyterian Church voted on Tuesday to allow the ordination of gays, becoming the fourth Protestant denomination in the United States to make the move that experts say reflects a larger cultural shift. The debate over whether gays should be ordained as ministers has led to sharp … [Read more...]

Albert Mohler: Vanishing Christianity — A Lesson from the Presbyterians

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AlbertMohler.com "Liberal Protestantism, in its determined policy of accommodation with the secular world, has succeeded in making itself dispensable." That was the judgment of Thomas C. Reeves in The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Protestantism, published in 1996. Fast-forward another fourteen years and it becomes increasingly clear that liberal Protestantism continues its suicide -- with even greater theological accommodations to the secular worldview. The latest evidence for this pattern is found in a report just released by The Presbyterian Panel, a research group that serves the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [PCUSA]. The panel's report is presented as a "Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians, 2008." The report contains relatively few surprises, but it is filled with data about the beliefs of Presbyterian laypersons and clergy. … [Read more...]