PCUSA Rejects Hymn 'In Christ Alone' Over 'Wrath of God' Lyrics
It‚Äôs no secret that the Presbyterian Church (USA) ‚ÄĒ which is different from other branches of Presbyterianism ‚ÄĒ collectively takes a more liberal approach to theology. Most recently, the denomination is gaining attention for its rejection of the hymn, ‚ÄúIn Christ Alone.‚ÄĚ Rather than including the song in its new hymnal book, PCUSA axed it ‚ÄĒ an action that may leave some faithful believers scratching their heads.
After all, the song is robust with Christian themes of hope, strength and Christ‚Äôs dying on the cross. So, why would the PCUSA turn its back on it?
Here‚Äôs why: There‚Äôs one, key line in the third stanza that created a barrier ‚ÄĒ and debate: ‚ÄúTill on that cross as Jesus died/the wrath of God was satisfied.‚ÄĚ...
"many preachers today deal with God‚Äôs wrath the way the Victorians handled sex, treating it as something a bit shameful, embarrassing, and best left in the closet."
PCUSA's religion is Liberalism - NOT Christianity. They demonstrate themselves to be weak unbiblical spineless hypocrites who would rather keep the abomination than the Word of God.
Here is some wrath for PCUSA from God's hymnbook the Psalm's. Psalm 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure God speaks to them in His wrath now! Sin is the punishment for sin. Their sodomite compromise is punished by showing them to be effeminate.
Psalm 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah Remove the "witness" of Liberalism from the nations and restore decency, morals and Christian doctrine.
Psalm 69:24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. The Lord is indignant with the Satanic Liberals which poison and pollute His churches.
Psalm 95:10 It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.