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SATURDAY, FEB 9, 2013  |  7 comments
Aberdeen church breaks away over gay ministers row
AN Aberdeen congregation has become the latest to break away from the Church of Scotland in the growing row over the ordination of gay ministers.

Members of Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen’s Union Street will hold their first service as a separate congregation in a city centre hotel next month following the official resignation of the church’s minister, the Rev Dominic Smart.

“Our decision to leave was the culmination of careful study, sincere discussion and prayer over the past four years. We have weighed up many different options and believe the decision we have reached has the most integrity.

‚ÄúWe are looking forward to the first chapter in the life of our new congregation. We will join another denomination in due course but are not rushing into a new affiliation. Our heartfelt priority is to continue our wide-ranging work and worship in Aberdeen‚Äôs city centre communities.‚ÄĚ ...


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News Item2/9/13 6:10 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
hoots mon wrote:
Thats what you get for being an immersed sassenach.
Oh aye, but if they really go independent, they'll inevitably fine tune their doctrine to include believer's baptism.
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News Item2/9/13 5:56 PM
hoots mon | och aye th noo  Find all comments by hoots mon
Mike wrote:
A Declaration of Independence? Sounds right proper, bro. But sadly, some prefer the smooth sailing of a big denominational ship, to the sometimes rough ride of the little independent Fisher of men's boat. Let's hope these fellows follow your advice.
Aye Mike. But lets hope they don't make the mistake of lining up with that lot that prefers the bath to the shower.

John UK wrote:
Ah, my imagination runs riot....
Thats what you get for being an immersed sassenach.
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News Item2/9/13 4:59 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Mike wrote:
A Declaration of Independence? Sounds right proper, bro. But sadly, some prefer the smooth sailing of a big denominational ship, to the sometimes rough ride of the little independent Fisher of men's boat. Let's hope these fellows follow your advice.
They could even have an Independence Day celebration in Scotland, with caber flinging, kilted gospel warriours, bagpipes everywhere a-piping, and a big platform where the gospel could be preached all day long....

Ah, my imagination runs riot....

Mike, I like your description of the "smooth sailing of a big denominational ship" and the "sometimes rough ride of the little independent fisher of men's boat". Right up my street, bro!

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News Item2/9/13 4:49 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
John UK wrote:
"We will join another denomination in due course but are not rushing into a new affiliation."
Why bother? Why go through it all again? Stay independent and happy!
A Declaration of Independence? Sounds right proper, bro. But sadly, some prefer the smooth sailing of a big denominational ship, to the sometimes rough ride of the little independent Fisher of men's boat. Let's hope these fellows follow your advice.
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News Item2/9/13 4:26 PM
Elise | Scotland  Find all comments by Elise
Good to hear of another " shot across the bow " of the Church of Scotland, may the Lords blessing follow them.
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News Item2/9/13 3:51 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
"We will join another denomination in due course but are not rushing into a new affiliation."

Why bother? Why go through it all again? Stay independent and happy!

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News Item2/9/13 3:29 PM
Pansel  Find all comments by Pansel
"Members of Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen’s Union Street will hold their first service as a separate congregation in a city centre hotel next month"

Gilcomston South Church was ministered for many years by William Still a good Biblical and Calvinist preacher. Clearly Rev Still planted a good seed by the grace of God.

"The church almost closed during World War II, but a subsequent new approach proved controversial but ultimately highly influential. The church became one of the Church of Scotland’s most notable evangelical congregations, with a strong emphasis on biblically based expository preaching. The Rev William Still, minister of the congregation 1945-1997, developed this approach and gained international recognition. The systematic preaching of the entire bible, verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter, was then an innovation in the Church of Scotland; some others have subsequently copied this approach" Gilcomston South Church

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