Redeemer’s denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), split from the large Presbyterian Church back in 1973 “in opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.”
Recently, that remaining contingent–Presbyterian Church (USA)–has been in the news for decisions made at their General Assembly in June. Distancing themselves further theologically from our own PCA denomination, the PCUSA (pending confirmation votes by the presbyteries) decided to:
- Authorize its clergy to perform same sex unions by changing the definition of marriage from “between a man and a woman” to “between two people.”
- Reaffirm support of abortion rights, including supporting taking no action to save babies born alive after abortion.
- Divest from three companies who were deemed to have done business with, and in support of, the state of Israel (divestment of pension funds, for example).
Since we share the name Presbyterian, we wanted to keep you informed of these recent developments in case your friends and neighbors ask you about what they’ve heard in the news.