July 15, 2006

Presbytery of Mississippi Rejects PCUSA General Assembly Resolution

Reformation 21 has posted a resolution of the Presbytery of Mississippi declaring that "in the passage of Recommendation 5 of the Peace, Unity, and Purity Task Force Report" the PCUSA General Assembly committed "a grievous error seriously lacking Biblical, Confessional and Constitutional integrity" and thus has effectively "broken fellowship with the Presbytery of Mississippi." The resolution in question permitted individual presbyteries to selectively ignore a provision of the PCUSA constitution requiring that clergy "live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or in chastity in singleness," thus effectively allowing the ordination of active homosexuals (and, I suppose, unmarried heterosexuals in sexual relationships). The wording in the PCUSA constitution is, in my opinion, excellent as it clearly states the biblical boundaries of sexuality without singling out some particular violation for special condemnation. A pity the GA has chosen to ignore it...

Posted by Kenny at July 15, 2006 10:32 PM
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