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Choice News THURSDAY, FEB 20, 2014  |  6 comments  |  1 commentary
Texas Presbyterian Megachurch Considering Split From Presbyterian Church (USA)

First Presbyterian Church of Houston, founded in the 1840s with an estimated 3,000 members, will vote on a measure to terminate its affiliation with the denomination next Sunday.

Jim Birchfield, senior pastor at First Presbyterian, told The Christian Post that if the congregation votes to disaffiliate, it intends to join the new, more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.

"We believe that affiliation with ECO will better allow us to fulfill our mission of 'carrying the gospel to Houston and the world'," said Birchfield. "ECO believes in living out the whole of the Great Commission -- including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion and redemptive justice. Thus, the mission of ECO clearly supports FPC's mission to carry the gospel to Houston and the world and aligns well with our goal of becoming a more Gospel-centered, missional church as defined in Vision 2020." ...


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penned  Find all comments by penned
Jim, aren't Palestinians semites? how then could recognizing their human value be antisemitical.... its beyond me. sounds more like politics with racism used as a tool, that's called race baiting.
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
We have an idea where some in the PCUSA stand on Israel, q.v., The Malevolence of the ‘Zionism Unsettled’ Authors,
I wonder where ECO stands?
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News Item2/25/14 2:43 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
It appears that the ECO plans to have women preachers? and what one Presbyterian said about that! Women Preachers. I don't know, yet, where they stand on Israel, but might wonder their gender neutral policy if they will have a positive outlook on Israel? Mosaic Magazine » Evangelicals and Israel.
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joe lee | usa  Find all comments by joe lee
In 10 years ECO will be where PCUSA is now. Hardly a dramatic move to a Biblical foundation.
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We can only hope this new organization is less anti-Semitic than the PCUSA is Presbyterians push back against church group’s anti-Zionist study guide
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