|RE: A combustible conversation about same-gender marriage|
|Written by Pam Sharp|
|Monday, 11 June 2012 23:02|
An all points bulletin needs to be issued to every church in the PCUSA to make sure representatives of their church are voting as the majority would like concerning the change in wording of marriage from a man and a woman to two persons, which is to be decided in June at the General Assembly. This issue is completely different from the previous ordination fidelity/chastity standards. The church is entering territory which has not been decided in the secular arena, especially by Congress. What gives the PCUSA church the Biblical right to lead in this controversial area? Is their authority from God? The PCUSA is right when it says there is no authority. The PCUSA church has left behind the church of God and become an entity within themselves. When they declare that Scripture is no authority they can no longer claim they are a Church of God. PCUSA needs to reveal who they really are- the little wizard behind the curtain. Let the Presbyterian Church turn once more to God and Scripture and find that God will move in a Church that truly turns to Him. Do not become an instrument of destruction by deciding an issue which the Church has no business leading on. Let rational thought prevail and pull back from the cliff it is headed toward. The Church of God does not want to leave God in the dust as it pulls away from Scripture and honest belief. The PCUSA Church cannot claim to be a Church of God if it moves in deciding the marriage issue before the public forum has even had a chance to debate. The runaway train that calls itself PCUSA needs to be stopped before it completely leaves the tracks.
How can they purport to represent the Presbyterian Church when they have left the beliefs of our forefathers that are grounded in Scripture? PCUSA has taken a minority position and thrust it upon the whole Presbyterian Church. Can anyone say that is right? A revote needs to be taken on the ordination fidelity/chastity standards after each PCUSA church has convened to make sure their representatives are voting as the majority wishes. The marriage issue coming up in June does not lightly follow the previous decision. Before the Presbyterian Church falls apart, let those who have no care of the consequences for the church accede to a revote. Let everyone be informed of the marriage issue to be voted on in June so that the stand of the Presbyterian Church on this issue is the right one and not that of a minority. Those wishing to stop the hijacked PCUSA train need to dig their heels in. Let those of the minority opinion form their own branch of the church not the other way around.
To think that they can quietly slip the marriage issue under the table indicates the kind of people that they are. They know they do not have the moral or Biblical authority to make the changes they are proposing. Undermine the shady dealings with sunshine. Make clear to your church what the issues will be in the next General Assembly and decide in the open together how your church will vote.