The PCA At A Crossroads
Will the PCA remain Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission? Or will it embrace a progressive and confessionally dismissive agenda?
We are at a crossroads in the PCA. I believe that the next two years will reveal what path the denomination will choose. Will it choose the path of biblical and Reformed confessionalism, the way that strives to fulfill the Great Commission through the means that God Himself promised to bless for the salvation of... Continue Reading
Southeast Alabama – 3rd Presbytery to Request the PCA General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction over Teaching Elder Greg Johnson
Overture 25 from Southeast Alabama the PCA General Assembly “to assume original jurisdiction over Teaching Elder Greg Johnson.”
Southeast Alabama Presbytery (SEAL) approved an overture at its August 11, 2020 Stated Meeting, placing before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America a request “that the General Assembly assume original jurisdiction in the case of the doctrinal error of Teaching Elder Greg Johnson per BCO 34-1. The overture concludes with this resolution:... Continue Reading
Open Letter from Southeast Alabama Presbytery to Missouri Presbytery Regarding Its Investigation of TE Greg Johnson
Southeast Alabama Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America, at its called meeting of August 11, 2020, approved sending an open letter to Missouri Presbytery.
Fathers and brothers of MOP, SEAL does not take any pleasure in disagreeing with our dear brother TE Johnson. Nevertheless, because we believe these two teachings of TE Johnson contradict God’s Word as confessed in the Westminster Standards and are injurious to the peace and purity of the church, we must speak up. Indeed, if... Continue Reading
Missouri Presbytery Report of Its BCO 31-2 Investigation of TE Greg Johnson
The Report was presented to and approved by the Missouri Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America at its stated meeting of July 21, 2020.
We the Missouri Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America, judge each of these allegations made against TE Greg Johnson to be untrue, namely that some of his actions (i.e., publicly identifying as a same-sex-attracted man on various occasions), views, and teachings on human sexuality are seriously out of accord with our doctrinal standards and... Continue Reading
The Blessing of Godly Forefathers in the Faith
In 1802, the Minutes of the Reformed Presbytery stated: “It was enacted that no slaveholder should be allowed the communion of the Church.”
From an Iowa newspaper in 1868: “The Reformed Presbyterian Church stands boldly against what it believes to be wrong, no matter by whom committed. None of its members ever crushed the spirit and soul of a human being … in slavery, and remained a member in the church. Their ministers preached against slavery and their... Continue Reading
Leaving the PCA
I have loved the PCA and considered it a wonderful privilege to serve our Lord there for well over forty years. I must now, however, leave the PCA.
I could cite many other issues of concern but the crowning blow has been the issue of homosexuality in the PCA. Over the past two years, perhaps you have followed the controversy with the Revoice Conference in St. Louis and the many overtures at our General Assembly to address the issue of what many are... Continue Reading
PCA Coordinators and Presidents Issue A Statement on Recent Heinous Killings
Presbyterian Church in America agency presidents and permanent committee coordinators make a statement in light of the recent heinous killings in our society.
We pledge to listen to the voices and wisdom of our brothers and sisters who have lived through the demeaning realities of a racialized society and racialized church. We will listen to learn, to empathize, to grow, and by God’s grace, to become more aware of how our own biases lead us to demean men... Continue Reading
Missouri Presbytery Adopts Affirmations and Denials On The Biblical Fundamentals For Sexual Ethics
Affirmations and Denials on the biblical fundamentals for sexual ethics, especially focusing on the question of homosexuality and identity, was adopted by Missouri Presbytery on June 2, 2020.
This Report of the Affirmations and Denials on the biblical fundamentals for sexual ethics, especially focusing on the question of homosexuality and identity, was adopted by Missouri Presbytery at its June 2, 2020 Called Meeting. The moderator had charged the Committee to produce a work that is biblical, theological, and pastoral. [Editor’s note: In... Continue Reading
PCA Report Names Sin While Not Being Named by It
The heart of the Report is comprised of twelve affirmations that set forth the consensus of the committee and hopefully of the entire denomination.
The report is really long, but the heart of it is comprised of twelve affirmations that set forth the consensus of the committee and hopefully of the entire denomination. So even if you are not able to read the entire document, you at least need to read the twelve statements. They address every major point... Continue Reading
My Problem with the PCA Study Committee Report on Human Sexuality
In my view, the pro-Greg Johnson and pro-Missouri Presbytery group were actually the winners with the publication of this Report.
The poignant issue for the PCA is…the ordination of men who publicly identify as gay-Christians. On this issue the document leaves the progressive side a wide-open pathway to capture the PCA. On page 31, the document says, “Insofar as such persons display the requisite Christian maturity, we do not consider this sin struggle automatically to... Continue Reading