July 06, 2006

Liberal Presbyterians Go Farther Afield

Well the heretics in power at the Presbyterian USA manage to keep moving farther and farther away from Biblical truth—not that it matters to the majority.
Two weeks ago the denomination decided to devise a more inclusive designation for the Holy Trinity. Now what would compel someone to want to make such a change? A panel of the Church stated one reason is that language limited to the Father and Son "has been used to support the idea that God is male and that men are superior to women."
Okay, so the Scriptures have been misunderstood, and misapplied; that is certainly nothing novel. But what is at issue here is the seriousness, not simply of changing a few words but the entire view of the Holy Bible—is it the inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God or isn’t it? If it is, then the prerogative to change words, especially knowingly changing their clear, literal meaning and clear, literal gender in the original language is a serious maneuver. So what did the panel come up with in lieu of Father, Son and Holy Spirit? How about "Mother, Child and Womb"?
First I have to ask, “How is changing from one gender specific referent to another gender specific referent going to remedy the issue? Such a change confuses, to say the least, theological reality.
Mark’s quoting John the Baptist becomes a rather unintelligible, "I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Womb." Mark 1:8
Luke says of John the Baptist before he is born, "…he will be great in the sight of the Lord…and he will be filled with the Womb, while yet in his mother's womb.” Luke 1:15
This is just more religious foolishness that will not go unanswered and undisciplined. But lest this all takes you by surprise, let’s remember these are the same folks who several years back sponsored the utterly blasphemous “Re-imagining Conference” where the goddess Sophia replaced God Almighty.
This is the same conference that determined the Gospel was too violent, too gory, and too contrived to be real so did away with it and these are the same folks who just passed a resolution allowing local congregations and regional "presbyteries" the prerogative of ordaining clergy and lay officers living in homosexual relationships. Why would this most recent absurdity surprise anyone?

*Don't confuse the heretical Pres. USA with the orthodox Pres. Church of America! (PCA)


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