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Denominational Updates from First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen | Denomination Updates from First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen

“Covenant Network” Comes Out of the Closet

The “Covenant Network” is an advocacy group within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that has worked long and tirelessly to normalize homosexual relationships, and promote the ordination of self-avowed, practicing homosexuals.

Amendment 10-A, which removed the requirement that ordained church leaders must practice fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness (replacing it with a call to “submit joyfully to the Lord Jesus Christ in all aspects of life”), was universally promoted as being a “local option.” In other words, we were told that if the PC(USA) deleted the ordination standard of fidelity/chastity, it would allow churches and presbyteries that believe homosexual relationships are ok to ordain unrepentant homosexuals, but that this change would have no impact on churches (such as ours) or pastors that disagree.

Now that Amendment 10-A is part of the Book of Order, the Covenant Network has come out of the closet, so to speak, and revealed the lie behind the concept of a “local option.” Continue Reading…

What’s in a name?

Is The Fellowship an Association or a Denomination?

What is “The Fellowship of Presbyterians?” Is it an association of churches? Is it a new denomination? This article provides some clarification.

http://www.fellowship-pres.org/the-fellowship-an-association-or-a-denomination/

Introducing Mary Naegeli

Mary Naegely is a thoughtful writer, pastor, and teacher at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her daily blog is always thought provoking, well reasoned, and biblical. Today’s blog, entitled “Don’t Ask Me to Cross the Line,” is a fine example. I recommend you explore her other writings on denominational issues.

http://wordtolife.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/dont-ask-me-to-cross-the-line/

Fellowship of Presbyterians Update

Follow this link to an important update about the work of the Fellowship of Presbyterians. It describes plans for the January convocation in Orlando, and some of the “behind the scenes” work being done to form a New Reformed Body.

http://www.fellowship-pres.org/wp-content/uploads/Singleton-Letter1.pdf

Scott Anderson, 1st openly gay pastor ordained in PC(USA)

Presbyterian gay ordination milestone nears

A Wisconsin man is slated (on October 8th) to become the first openly gay candidate for minister to be ordained since the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) modified its constitution in May to allow such ordinations.

 

National Presbyterian Church of Mexico ends relationship with PC(USA)

FROM THE PRESBYTERIAN NEWS SERVICE, LOUISVILLE:

As reported yesterday, the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico (INPM) has voted to end its 139-year-old relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of the PC(USA)’s ordination standards, which were amended this year to allow the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians.

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