f The Wittenberg Door: PC(USA) and Its Continued War Against Biblical Authority

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

PC(USA) and Its Continued War Against Biblical Authority


For nearly a century the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been sliding towards the complete abandonment of Scripture as an authority. To ensure that they keep advancing towards that goal, the PC(USA) joins likeminded apostates in the Episcopal Church (US), the United Church of Christ, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in ordaining practicing homosexuals. Removed from their constitution is the ordination requirement of “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness.”

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the PC(USA) General Assembly, explained the meaning of the change: “Clearly what has changed is that persons in a same-gender relationship can be considered for ordination . . . . The gist of our ordination standards is that officers submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and ordaining bodies (presbyteries for ministers and sessions for elders and deacons) have the responsibility to examine each candidate individually to ensure that all candidates do so with no blanket judgments.”

For further information on this change, plus insightful analysis, I recommend Dr. Albert Mohler’s article, Following Jesus While Rejecting the Bible? Yet Another Tragedy in Mainline Protestantism.

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