Church of Scotland issues guidance to congregations on transgender churchgoers
The Church of Scotland has produced a new resource to help congregations provide pastoral support for transgender people and their families and friends after finding that some parishioners were subject to abuse.
In the 30-page booklet consisting of a series of true stories from transgender people and others, congregants describe being called an 'abomination' by other Christians, living double lives and concealing their identities because they are fearful of the reactions of fellow churchgoers.
The booklet, which contains the stories of 11 people and is entitled Diverse Gender Identities and Pastoral Care, has been issued by the Kirk today at the behest of the Church's general assembly....
BWS to answer you, methinks he would treat like the Harlot it's it the way he opined against the Church of Rome ... I am sure The Lord has removed the lamp stand of this abomination of a so called church. As John U.K. sais, he would prefer to read guidelines from the Free Church, which is a proper Presbyterian fellowship. The current COS is a sham, in addition, they passed a resolution that said Jews have no historical right to Israel. May God have mercy on them
"Church(?)" of Scotland demon-strating itself to be UNBiblical and UNChristian yet again. How far will this evil church be allowed to descend into the bowels of Satan's ideologies? Just as with sodomite behaviour the CofS directs people AWAY from salvation (away from crucified Christ) - in teaching sin is acceptable. Satanic.
Quote; "The rates of suicide among transgender people show the brokenness this choice causes. Paul McHugh, former Johns Hopkins University psychiatrist in chief, has noted in the Wall Street Journal that the suicide rate among transgender individuals is 20 times higher than in the normal population.4 Embracing transgender identity at the cultural level does not produce happiness and wholeness. It goes hand in hand with personal confusion and disorder.
Second, we should celebrate the beauty of Godâ€™s creative design. The Christian church and the godly family should be a festival of happiness. We should rejoice that God in His sovereign wisdom has opened our eyes to see that He has made us according to His perfect design. Manhood and womanhood arenâ€™t Plan B. God Himself has made us as we are. We are the pinnacle of His creation." https://answersingenesis.org/family/gender/transgender-identity-wishing-away-gods-design/
It is difficult to tell from the way the story is spun how Biblical truth was applied within an individual kirk. Not telling someone who is obviously in sin that his or her sin is obvious isn't very loving or caring. But instead, those who spoke the truth no matter how gentle or loving - or not - are upheld as those in the wrong for daring to properly apply Biblical truth instead of accepting their sin as if it were acceptable. And thus the old "call evil good and good evil" thing plays out again. Nothing new under the sun.
And [Josiah] brake down the houses of the Sodomites, that were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove. - 2 Kings 23:7