Jan 8, 2013

A Church That Doesn't Know When to Cry or When to Rejoice

More Light Presbyterians
The PC(USA) finds herself split and confused about who she is because she doesn't know where she stands some very foundational issues:

  • Biblical Authority 
  • Hermeneutics 
  • Love - Holiness
  • Human Sexuality
No matter where you find yourself on any of these and other issues, the thing that must be absolutely heart-breaking for Jesus is that the PC(USA) is a church that doesn't even know when she needs to be rejoicing and when she ought to be mourning.

And that's truly sad.

Christ's church ought to know what delights God's heart.

Christ's church ought to know what breaks God's heart.

And what PC(USA) has consistently demonstrated over and over in the last thirty plus years is that she doesn't know.

After every GA, a large portion of the church weeps while another large portion of the church rejoices over these same mentioned issues. 

God, forgive us. Forgive me. Forgive my denomination...for not knowing what we ought to know. 

I confess that we are the church whom Jesus was referring to when he declared: 

"To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other:

"'We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'"
- Luke 7:31-32

Holy Spirit, you promised to show us the truth and to teach us all things...Teach us. 

May your church be receptive to hearing and yielding to your Truth.

In Jesus' name.


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