Church of Scotland lifts ban on appointing gay ministers
CATALYST: Rev Scott Rennie was first openly gay minister.
THE Church of Scotland yesterday took the momentous decision to end a two-year ban on congregations appointing gay ministers.
The Kirk‚Äôs leadership agreed to allow gay ministers who were ordained before May 2009 ‚Äď when a temporary ban was imposed after the appointment of the Reverend Scott Rennie in Aberdeen ‚Äď to put themselves forward to take over congregations if they chose to do so.
However, a decision on whether to allow gay men and women to be ordained in the future will be delayed for two years until the report of a theological commission is received.
Kirk leaders said they believed gay ministers already ordained would not push for open recognition while the new theological commission is undertaken....
2 John 1 9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.---NASB
Just wait and see what will be upon the United States.... We just not only have gay clergy, but we also have a lot of sheeps clothing, fleshly pastors, lying pastors and weak and lazy pastors......But as The Word says,"we should know them by their fruits."
Human institutions fail, but those that are suppose to be serving God, are not to become of the world,
1 Corinthians 5 9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters; for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he should be an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?---NASB.
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;√ā¬† their blood shall be upon them.
My question is what demonination is left as the urc, Methodist and other groups have started appointing gay ministers it really makes any Christian not want to enter the ministry 1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
It is like the apostasy continues, is there any truly saved church ministers in the denominations who are against homosexuality and against the ecumenical movement Are country needs help I live in England, imagine what say the scottish Covenanters or say John knox, David livingstone, Mary slessor would think To me this is a way to simply empty the church of Scotland as noone goes to a heretical church