Skip to comments.Presbyterian upheaval
Posted on 10/26/2011 9:17:51 AM PDT by Cronos
Members of First Presbyterian Church of Enid voted 131-69 to leave Presbyterian Church...
The Rev. Roy Schneider, senior pastor of the church, announced the vote. Schneider said 200 of the 290 members of the church were present and voted. Prior to the vote, Schneider read a message from the Presbytery, the governing body, saying the vote is non-binding, and any changes in membership will be made after requested by individual members.
..The church had been in tense discussion for several months about issues it faced. Many members have been concerned about the reported liberal stances the national church has been taking. The Layman, a magazine that presents itself as a conservative foil to the progressive Presbyterian Church U.S.A., states the Presbyterians in the pews are fighting a tide of cultural accommodation swamping the church.
...With the vote, the local church will begin negotiating with the national organization to retain the church building and its assets.
..About 800 Fremont congregants attended the meeting about the pros and cons of what is technically known as seeking dismissal from the mainline Presbyterian fold. Supporters of the separation argued that their denomination had drifted away from biblical teachings with its decision to allow gay ministers.
Cindy Harris, who is preparing to become a minister herself, resisted the change and wiped away tears after the vote.
I think God can and will call whoever he wants to call, regardless of sex or orientation, she said, wiping away tears after the vote
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Though the upheaval is to be expected with this twisted philosophy.
Cindy, go find a man who will have you, get married, have kids, and fulfil your God given ministry to teach the younger women ... since you (collectively) are failing at that miserably; what makes you think you deserve a promotion?
I think God can and will call whoever he wants to call, regardless of sex or orientation, she said, wiping away tears after the vote.
"I think ..." ... "I think ..." ...
"I think" perhaps you should take a Bible class while you are preparing for ministry. In the words of the late D. James Kennedy (whom you should revere) ... "If the Bible does not teach that homosexuality is a sin, it doesn't teach that ANYTHING is a sin."
“”I think” perhaps you should take a Bible class while you are preparing for ministry. In the words of the late D. James Kennedy (whom you should revere) ... “If the Bible does not teach that homosexuality is a sin, it doesn’t teach that ANYTHING is a sin.” “
Agree with you 100%