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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Presbyterians mull 'phrasing' change for Holy Trinity

What happens when a group of Christians abandon the doctrine of the inspiration of scripture? In the case of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) They develop some rather interesting concepts about who God is.

At some Presbyterian churches the Holy Trinity -- "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" -- will be out. "Mother, Child and Womb" is in....

... Besides "Mother, Child and Womb" and "Rock, Redeemer, Friend," options include:
• "Lover, Beloved, Love"
• "Creator, Savior, Sanctifier"
• "King of Glory, Prince of Peace, Spirit of Love"

Next they'll include Moe, Larry and Curly.

God in His wisdom gave us His Word so we would not be subject to the capricious nature of man. He so esteems it that it states in Psalm 138 "you have exalted above all things your name and your word." NIV . His Son Jesus called himself The Word. In light of this why would they come up with such non sense about the trinity?

What we call God is not a difficult concept to grasp. He introduces Himself as The Father, The Son and The Spirit. When I'm introduced to a person, especially one to whom I owe respect, as Mr. Smith, I don't then just begin to call him by another name. So why then do so with the creator of all that was, is and will be? It is because they worship a god of their own creation. One who fits nicely into their life style. That God of the bible is just too demanding.

Conservatives responded that the church should stick close to the way that God is referred to in the Bible and noted that the Lord's Prayer, which Christ instructed his followers to say, was addressed to "Our Father."

The delegates sang a revised version of the familiar Doxology, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" that avoids male nouns and pronouns for God.

2 Timothy 3:5 "having a form of godliness but denying its power." sums it up . They want to have a religion but without the power that God gives us. That power is the power to change. To become someone new. That is the meaning of saved, saved from what we have made ourselves so we may be transformed into who God intended us to be. If this is not our purpose than we do need a god who we have the power to change. One who will not expose our deeds.

The assembly votes today on a proposal to give local congregations and regional "presbyteries" leeway on ordaining clergy and lay officers living in homosexual relationships. Ten conservative Presbyterian groups have warned jointly that approval of what they call "local option" would "promote schism by permitting the disregard of clear standards of Scripture."

No surprise there. They could change the name of the denomination from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) To the Church of What's Happening Now while they are at it.

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