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Launching a rebuke to the leadership of his denomination, Dr. Edward L. Johnson of Lincolnville, SC charged that many in COGIC leadership are closet inclusionists waiting for the moment to turn the 108 year old black pentecostal denomination into a den of sex thieves: “In just the past 108 years God raised up the Church Of God In Christ with the purest Biblical practices since the birth of the New Testament Church. Even racism was brought to its knees for a brief period in Bishop Mason’s ministry. Magic Johnson, a “poster child” for the LGBT community has officially infiltrated our ranks as a (COGIC member). (Listen to his admitted statement with Anderson Cooper during the Donald Sterling debacle.) All it takes for the Church Of God In Christ to change its position against same sex marriage is for enough of the Johnson and Rush types to “creep” into our church. And trust me, there are many that are not highly visible but believe just like them among us. If people will not obey the Bible—what makes you think they will obey your constitution?” [source]
Led by Pastor Dwight McKissic, Pastors group confronts Nashville Baptist school over lesbian bishop invitation
Without fail, everywhere gay christians show up, confusion, chaos and division ensues. Numerous local churches, denominations and independent fellowships have suffered irreparable damage trying to accomodate gay chrisians whose sole aim is to uproot historic Christian belief on homosexuality. The conflict is inevitable because gay christians are the new nicolatians. No real Christian who loves Jesus could also love the deeds and doctrines of the new nicolatians.
That’s why a prominent African American pastor with the Southern Baptist Convention has raised serious concerns about the American Baptist College‘s invitation to a lesbian “bishop” to speak at a yearly event. Pastor Dwight McKissic of Arlington, Texas pressed the issue on his blog calling the inclusion of Yvette Flunder and other Christian-oriented apostates a “horrible day to trample on the history of those who sacrificed to buy the land for ABC, and to validate the heretical teaching of Flunder and Townes, that the Bible does not address homosexual relationships.”
The school has plans to allow not only lesbian bishop Yvette Flunder access to students but also a gaggle of other anti-natural marriage religious leaders. Flunder is scheduled to appear at the school for the 2015 Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series. Other speakers include prohomosexual clerics Delman Coates and Lawrence Kirby.
We’ve exposed Flunder’s false teachings and poisonous doctrine before. In case youre wondering why Pastor McKissic opposes Flunder access to the students, see here and here for the antithesis of Baptist teaching. Flunder stands to profit from this gig as well. Thats really why she wants to be on the program, she lusts after money while claiming to be concerned about “people being free”. As McKissic pointed out its treachery to allow her and the other false prophets to regurgitate their nasty venom on land Baptist slaves who opposed homosexuality, bought and paid for with blood, sweat and tears money.
Other African American pastors have launched public opposition to the appearance and vowed to protest as well.
As expected, a left wing homosexual rights group group quickly waded into the fray claiming that the opposition was a “small group” of “homophobic” detractors.
The ABC’s facebook page responded to criticism in early February, “The conference is about innovative ways of growing churches and ministries. Our speakers success in growing phenomenal ministries is the reason they were selected and not by their sexual orientation.”
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities Revelation 18:3-5
Like many biblically faithful US churches, Puerto Rican churches are breaking off from the PCUSA over its apostate stance on homosexuality and denial of biblical authority. When a ship is sinking, its foolish to remain onboard when there is a life raft waiting nearby.
In an act of full obedience to biblical authority, this past Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, the congregation of Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana en Bayamón (First Presbyterian Church in Bayamón), located in Santa Rosa Community, resigned in plenary from the Presbyterian Church of United States of America (PCUSA) and declared itself an independent Reformed Presbyterian congregation, under the name Iglesia Presbiteriana Westminster (Westminster Presbyterian Church), seeking to join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).
This action, which included over 250 signers, was taken mostly due to the arbitrary and repressive positions assumed by the Commission for Evaluation, Education and Resolution of the Presbytery of San Juan, after the Bayamón congregation communicated their opposition to the position assumed by the PCUSA regarding: 1) the authority of the Holy Scriptures, 2) the centrality of the work of Christ, 3) abortion, 4) same-sex marriage and 5) the ordination of homosexuals, among other topics; and requested to transfer their membership to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) denomination in the United States.
Said spokesman Rev. Juan Ramón Rivera Medina, “In light of this oppressive situation, the Session, myself, and the congregation have decided to obey the Word of the Lord. We did not want to submit to the theologically liberal policies of our former denomination, and as faithful believers in the Word, we decided to leave behind all material possessions and carry firmly onward.”
The leadership of the Presbyterian Church USA PCUSA isn’t playing with a full deck. Whoever is in charge seems to be intentionally sabotaging the denomination, like a type of religious assisted suicide. Why? Their dogmatic my-way-or-the-highway approach to gay theology. Gay theology supposes that homosexuals must be added “as is” to the church’s religious life and given full rights and privileges generally reserved for the redeemed. Instead of requiring homosexuals to be redeemed (born again) like every other sinners, the PCUSA has adopted a shab set of new non-rules. Because of it, the denomination has crumbled under blow after blow of churches leaving because the fiends in charge no longer respect what is good, right and holy. The latest to disfellowship itself is the historic Buffalo PCUSA, following others like the ones here, here and here.
The story out of Buffalo, North Carolina via Charisma Magazine:
The historic Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N.C. is no longer affiliated with the liberal Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. The historic Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, is no longer affiliated with the liberal Presbyterian Church of the USA.
Effective Feb. 10, 2015, the historic Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, is no longer affiliated with the liberal Presbyterian Church of the USA, which has come under fire in recent years for embracing same-sex unions in violation of scriptural teaching.
By an overwhelming supermajority, Buffalo Church members voted to separate from the denomination due to its rejection of the authority of Scripture.
“Because of our conviction of the truth of the Bible, the reality of Jesus, and scriptural morals, Buffalo Presbyterian Church has, after a long and extensive journey, successfully extricated itself from the PCUSA denomination,” said Interim Pastor Dr. Alex McFarland. “As followers of Christ, we are called first and foremost to recognize and adhere to the authority and truth of God’s Word. Embracing homosexual unions and declaring them to be blessed by God is an arrogant contradiction of this truth. Tragically, the Presbyterian Church of the USA has abandoned 2,000 years of Christian orthodoxy, and is leading others astray through its teachings. Buffalo Presbyterian Church mourns the falling away of the PCUSA, but we are constricted by our declaration of faith to look to Scripture alone as the ultimate authority on all matters of doctrine and teaching.”
Religion writer Mark Tooley noted that the 1.7 million member PCUSA suffered some type of spiritual meltdown, authorizing clergy to conduct same sex unions, reaffirming its commitment to largely unrestricted abortion rights, and voting to divest from three firms doing business with Israel. The PCUSA has lost over 200,000 members since 2010 but the gleeful liberals piloting the doomed ship are oblivious to that fact. Tooley estimates the entire denomination will cease to exist in a mere 20 years.
With this type of foolishness, the church will soon be home to nothing but old white women who have passed the age of even caring who comes in and out of the church’s doors.
Mainline denominations which have given themselves over to doctrines of devils are not enjoying a life of fruitful bliss. They are being bled dry of churches and members who decided they will not stay in fellowship with those who reject the truth of the scripture. Many left are old, white graying reprobates who think they are being progressive by teaching that homosexuality is a gift from God. GCM Watch advocates and encourages immediate and permanent separation from any organized body, any fellowship, any religious grouping which condones homosexual practices in any form. Staying will only cause you to die a slow death with them.
Thankfully some are waking up to the reality that reform with these heretics is not possible.
After a 2011 decision allowing gay ordinations, 270 congregations left in 2012 and 2013. And church analysts estimate upwards of another 100 churches may leave by the end of the year as presbyteries vote on a proposal to rewrite the church’s constitution to refer to marriage as being between “two people” instead of the union of “a man and a woman.”
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, some 600 congregations left in 2010 and 2011 following the denomination’s 2009 decision allowing the ordination of pastors in same-sex relationships.
That the denominations’ changing stances on gay ordinations and same-sex marriages were a key factor in the exodus is without question. But new research into why congregations decided to leave reveal differences on sexuality issues were only part of a much larger divide.
Among the broader, longstanding concerns that convinced departing congregations that they no longer had a home in their denominations that Carthage College researchers found were:
• “Bullying” tactics by denominational leaders.
• A perceived abandonment of foundational principles of Scripture and tradition.
• The devaluation of personal faith.
“The ones that left said reform was not possible,” said Carthage sociologist Wayne Thompson, study leader.
You read that correctly. The ones who are the loudest shills for “love, acceptance, tolerance and understanding” are the biggest religious bullies on the block. Those who disagree with them will receive no love, no acceptance, no tolerance and no understanding. In other words, reform is not possible. Leave those who are dead to the truth to bury the dead.
David Briggs’ article further explains: Leaders of churches departing from the ELCA said along with the policy on gay ordinations that the denomination was no longer a good fit for their churches and it was important for them to disassociate with the reputation of their former governing body.
More specific reasons included claims that some ELCA leaders were “dictatorial” and that the denomination was undermining the authority of scripture and was more interested in social justice work than traditional ministry, Carthage researchers John Augustine and Brian Hansen reported.
Departing Presbyterian leaders also characterized the policy on gay ordinations as “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” but far from the sole reason.
Their concerns included claims that the denomination was overly politicized and weakening biblical authority and traditional teaching on the divinity of Jesus.
“The situation in the PC (U.S.A.) was hopeless as I see it,” said one Presbyterian pastor who left with his congregation to join the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
“Our new presbytery is … trying to help us be successful without being bullied by a denomination that has turned its back on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
As the angel asked the women looking for the risen Savior, “why do you look for the living among the dead?”
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) should be highly commended for the inclusion of three EXLGBT Christians in their speaker lineup for its upcoming October conference in Nashville.
Among denominational bodies, none come close to the SBC’s active and ongoing engagements to educate and equip the church on its most pressing contemporary challenges.
Including former homosexuals in the dialogue helps to balance out the information perspective and affirms the redeeming work of God in the homosexual community.