Church of Scotland votes in favour of ministers in gay marriages
The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry.
The General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh voted 339 votes to 215 to update church law to bring it in line with secular Scottish law. The church already recognised ministers and deacons in same-sex civil partnerships and has today extended that to cover same-sex marriage.
The Church said in a statement immediately after the vote that the decision "does not compromise the Church's traditional view of marriage as a union between one man and one woman."
And it does not mean church ministers will be able to register same-sex civil partnerships or solemnise same-sex marriages themselves....
Church of Scotland today announces that it needs to "APOLOGISE" for their quote 'discrimination' unquote against homosexuals.
"The Church of Scotland has been asked to apologise for its â€śhistory of discriminationâ€ť against homosexual people and could be a step closer to allowing ministers to perform same-sex marriages. A report to be debated at the Kirkâ€™s General Assembly in May proposes having a church committee research allowing nominated ministers and deacons to carry out the ceremonies but wants to retain the ability for â€ścontentious refusalâ€ť from those opposed to same-sex marriage. The report by the Theological Forum of the Church of Scotland also calls for â€śthe Church to take stock of its history of discrimination at different levels and in different ways against gay people and to apologise individually and corporately and seek to do betterâ€ť." http://www.scotsman.com/news/church-of-scotland-urged-to-apologise-for-gay-discrimination-1-4422320
This demonstrates how far the CofS has gone down backsliding and insulting to God. They now apparently want to apologise for what the Law of God declares on sodomite behaviour. They have become the abomination.
If you disavow the virgin birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection from being crucified and not to mention his bodily return to earth to judge the quick and the dead, then your nothing more than a social club or a registered state church.
Dave of Oz, considering who wrote the lyrics, it's conservative and accurate. The Wikipedia article that is referenced, is interesting. Perhaps, I would have rather it had put the hymn in a more positive light, though.
Don't freeze down there! We're finally passed that, I think.
G'day john L. Good morning Connor, yes mate scripture is very clear on this matter, So if anyone on here (sa) needs explanation I would be happy to direct them to the resources that exposes Roman catholic cult. If you are Roman catholic, I'm sorry, you're not a Christian. It may be a person, for a season, gets tangled up with rcc , due to social, family reasons, but God says you must come out of her my people. Jim I remember the hassle you got. And after much thought on music since, I like the song.
John L wrote: Wow! We really are in the very last moments of the end times. Attacks are coming from all sides. ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!
A while back I think I did put up the lyrics to it, John, I always liked it. Liberal churches don't
[URL=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onward,_Christian_Soldiers]]]Onward, Christian Soldiers[/URL] wrote: Onward Christian soldiers Marching as to war With the cross of Jesus Going on before Onward then, ye people Join our happy throng Blend with ours your voices In our triumph song Christ the royal master Leads against the foe Forward into battle See His banners go Crowns and Thrones may perish Kingdoms rise and wane But the cross of Jesus Constant will remain
We have it easy, and I think of the thread where the Communist Chinese are attacking churches and Christians, I put up a rather detailed NY Times article about that earlier this morning, q.v., [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=44303]]]http://tinyurl.com/h5g6l4u (Chinese Pastor Who Protested Removal of Crosses is Dismissed from Church)[/URL] which will take you to that particular thread.
Shameful, if this doesn't make Christians leave the C of S nothing will, I would even question those that don't leave if they are Christians. Completely departed from the Word of God, as John uk said in comment below they might as well read anything they want from the pulpit.
Dave wrote: Then they're are not a church at all, We shouldn't even eat with such a person, that calls themselves "brother" and entertains such practices. Like not fellowship with Roman Catholics really.
To state it more succinctly,
1st Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerâ€”not even to eat with such a one.---ESV