Conservative Wins At The PCAGA 2021
Four significant overtures that were approved by the PCA General Assembly.
The passing of Overture 23: This is the big one that everyone was talking about. It was most critical that this be passed. The statement this overture sought to add was that “Men who self-identify as a ‘gay Christian,’ ‘same-sex attracted Christian,’ ‘homosexual Christian,’ or like term shall be deemed not qualified for ordination in... Continue Reading
Freidrich Schleiermacher, the PCA, and Side B Christianity
The struggle in the PCA over confessional identity is a microcosm of the macrocosm; it’s on track to be another denominational domino to topple along with the mainline churches.
If religious feeling makes confessional truth subservient to the changing aspect of our communities, then it should be no real surprise that what we are seeing happen in the “current” sexual revolution is redefining of what is means to be confessional based on the religious experience of the moment. This is what the PCA is... Continue Reading
On Fellowship, Authenticity, and Identity
The Church must grow in being a place where sin struggles of all kinds can be discussed and met with gospel mercy, gospel challenge, and gospel hope.
Paul’s freedom to identify as a sinner is firmly set in the context of redemption. His identification as chief of sinners does not share the same place in either his argument or his sense of self as does his identification as “an apostle of Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 1:1). No one reading Paul in context... Continue Reading
The Tormented Decision on Homosexuality of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
The long and concerted effort for the homosexual takeover of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) has met with climactic success.
The old distinction of 1985 in the PCC between an acceptable homosexual orientation and the forbidden homosexual practice did not last. On June 7, 2021 wide ranging changes were adopted. The old policy was labelled as exclusion, the sort of attitude unknown to a loving God. This has been replaced, or so they say, by... Continue Reading
Can Drunks–or Gays–Go To Heaven?
He sees himself as gay or same sex attracted and finds no problem with that, though he does have problems with those who have problems with him or others adopting a homosexual self-conception.
It is a good thing that Johnson says his sexual orientation doesn’t define him. Yet his narrative is clear that he was/is gay and is currently same-sex attracted. He also finds its hurtful that the GA would say “it is a sin to adopt a homosexual self-conception.” He sees himself as gay or same sex... Continue Reading
Concerned MTW Missionaries Position Paper
“Position and Rationale Concerning Elder Leadership over Church Planting and Church Development Efforts of Mission to the World.” Will be considered when the PCA GA considers Overtures 3 and 14
It is critical for the commissioners to the 2021 General Assembly to understand the implication of the choice of words used in Mission to the World’s response which open the possibility for women to be in positions of line authority over teaching and ruling elders, by bifurcating the leadership role into “ecclesiastical” and “non-ecclesiastical.” ... Continue Reading
To My Fathers and Brothers: A Plea from Your Sister
A letter from a sister in the pew to the PCA shepherds as they deal with serious issues at General Assembly.
I need men who unabashedly profess the whole doctrine of God, all of Scripture, who are not ashamed of its direct language. I need pastors who exegete these difficult and sometimes uncomfortable passages, who explain the entirety of God’s Word plainly to me and to my children without embarrassment. I need in my pastors’ examples... Continue Reading
A Pastor’s Preview to His Congregation of the 48th PCA General Assembly
The PCA is at a crossroads; a preview of the 48th PCA GA.
Because the different commitments amongst the elders of the PCA are not petty, they will result in contrasting visions for ministry and priorities within the PCA. Those differences of vision and commitments become apparent at the General Assembly annually. Here is a quick overview of some of the more significant action items before the Assembly.... Continue Reading
Misconceptions About Homosexuality in the PCA
Some have argued the PCA is on a slippery slope toward sexual perversion. I hope that this article will demonstrate that this is not the case.
I will address the most important of these misconceptions section by section. In doing so, my earnest desire is to preserve and promote the purity, peace, and unity of the PCA. I have dialogued both in public and in private with several individuals and groups on the issues I am about to report on. The... Continue Reading
The Biblical View of Gender and Sexuality
God does not intend for us to seek to “progress” in biblical morality and ethics; God’s moral standards are true and the same in every generation.
Our denomination itself is experiencing a rise of those who would call themselves “progressives.” But whatever their intentions are, their “progress” is nothing less than regress—for what they are espousing is far removed from and even blatantly contrary to Scripture and sound doctrine. Much of this error will be proposed or debated by these individuals... Continue Reading