Why Marriage Traditionalists Are Unprotected In PCUSA

The logic of the pro-same-sex marriage position pushes its proponents eventually to make the redefinition of marriage universal and mandatory

“Proponents of redefining marriage already have declared that they regard this doctrinal revision as “the civil rights issue of our generation.” They see the denial of marriage to same-sex couples as an unconscionable form of discrimination that can have no rational justification. In their eyes, opponents of same-sex marriage are today’s equivalent of racist bigots... Continue Reading

College Professor Demits His Ordination From The PCUSA

Edwards is the Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology at Whitworth University

“His reasoning: “The action of the 2014 General Assembly to permit same-sex marriages by ministers of the PCUSA and to redefine marriage as a covenantal relationship between ‘two people’ rather than between a man and a woman places the PCUSA in irreconcilable conflict with both Scripture and its confessional tradition. As a consequence of this... Continue Reading

Disappearing Act: Presbyterians (PCUSA) Embrace Leftist Politics, Shun Reformed Roots

The PC(USA), which is the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination, is driving out members through its own brand of leftist fanaticism

The theological and numerical decline of the PC(USA) is likely irreversible, according to Tooley. “Although church liberals love to insist their policies appeal to the rising generation, all of the available evidence indicates just the opposite,” Tooley says. “Essentially, the PC(USA) . . . resolved to become even smaller, older, and whiter, creating a future... Continue Reading

Presbyterians Embrace Terminal Irrelevance

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) met in Detroit from June 14 to 21, 2014

“The vote on same-sex weddings in Presbyterian churches was very skewed–429 to 175. Regional presbyteries still have to vote, but that is unlikely to change what occurred in Detroit–many if not most of those opposed to same-sex marriage have already left the denomination, either by joining more orthodox splinter churches or by swelling the ranks... Continue Reading

The Presbyterian Church (USA) Removes Controversial ‘Zionism Unsettled’ from Denomination’s Website

The PCUSA has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism

In a flurry of statements released after the PCUSA removed “Zionism Unsettled” from its website, Jewish organizations applauded the move, but still chided the church. “An anti-Israel and anti-Semitic document of this kind should have never been published by a church-affiliated organization, let alone marketed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) on its website,” said Rabbi David... Continue Reading

Anti-semitism and the Shame of the PCUSA

The PCUSA has raised its hand against Israel. So now either my congregation must depart the PCUSA or I must depart my congregation.

In this “open letter,” the most tortured, pharisaical logic is employed to leverage money against the Jewish homeland. The “divestment” urged does not advance peace in the region. It does not thwart terror. It is silent on the fact that at the very moment of its sending an American teenager and two other Israeli teens... Continue Reading

PCUSA Assembly Turns Down Interpretation Between Biblical And Modern Israel

PCUSA’s 221st General Assembly upheld a committee recommendation to disapprove an overture asking for a clear interpretation distinguishing between Biblical and modern Israel

The overture was brought about by the publication of Glory to God, The Presbyterian Hymnal, 2013, which has a section of hymns under the heading: “God’s covenant with Israel.” It notes that the use of the phrase “God’s covenant with Israel,” is open to interpretation by the reader/singer, and the overture asked for a denotation if it... Continue Reading

It Is Time to Leave the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The sad truth is that faithful Presbyterians are not so much leaving their church as their church has left them

Is it any wonder that this same denomination has cast off the Word and chosen to redefine marriage? In their official statement, they wrote that their decision was “the result of deep discernment to hear God’s voice and discern God’s will.” In reality, it was not deep discernment but deep deception.   If you are... Continue Reading

Presbyterians (PCUSA) Become The Silly Church

A dying mainline church speeds its decline

Although church liberals love to insist their policies appeal to the rising generation, all of the available evidence indicates just the opposite. Liberalizing churches don’t attract young people, who, even if themselves liberal, tend to flock to churches they respect for not pandering to them. The same is true for racial minorities, who largely avoid... Continue Reading

Calling Their Bluff – With the Hope of Keeping the PCUSA General Assembly from Erring

Nowhere does the constitution of the PCUSA say that an express contradiction is allowed. And nowhere does the Constitution of the PCUSA permit contradictory interpretations to be “interpretations.”

This is a moment of constitutional and confessional crisis for the PCUSA. If the Assembly proceeds down the path of allowing consideration and ultimately passing an Authoritative Interpretation of the Constitution that creates an express contradiction, the Assembly will be willfully disregarding its own constitution. How are we functionally a constitutionally formed people if we no... Continue Reading