Some of the best theological analysis of what’s happening in the world and the Presbyterian Church (USA) is found in the publication “Theology Matters.” Not always easy reading, but always enlightening, I highly recommend it to all members of our church.
The most recent issue opens with this letter from the editors:
|“The Book of Order was officially changed on July 10 to eliminate the sexual standard of “fidelity and chastity” for church officers. We, the Board of Directors of Presbyterians for Faith, Family and Ministry, are deeply grieved by this action of the presbyteries. This act is a rejection of the clear meaning and authority of Scripture. It contradicts the confessions and repudiates 4000 years of sacred history. It severs us from most of the worldwide communion of Christian churches. Theology does matter!
“Some of the voting commissioners that supported the change claimed it would bring peace to our denomination. We believe there will be greater divisiveness. We expect that what is permissible will soon become mandatory in order to foster “full equality.” We expect the 2012 General Assembly to attempt to change the Book of Order on marriage from “a man and a woman” to “2 persons.”…
“All of these structural or polity concerns are serious. They are, however the result of a graver issue: the theological collapse of the PC(USA). This vote is another sign of a growing counterfeit Christian doctrine…”
Read more at www.theologymatters.com