THE SERVANT GENERAL
TAKING A STAND
April 4, 2015
The NBCI had the guts to stand up for Christ and his teaching,
rather than give in to the homosexualist ideology. They spoke
out, and they cut ties with those who had deliberately distorted
and overturned Christ’s teaching. That is the way to
But there are many liberal Catholics, including bishops and
cardinals, who would accommodate such distortion of the faith.
That is a betrayal of Christ. And that is the path of weakening
our Church further.
We must proclaim the authentic gospel. We must stand for authentic
Catholic teaching. We must resist the onslaught of radical
34,000 black churches cut ties with the Presbyterian
Church USA after it backed same-sex ‘marriage’
April 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The
National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) – a coalition
of 34,000 black churches from 15 denominations representing
almost 16 million black Americans – has cut all ties
with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) after the denomination
voted to embrace same-sex “marriage.”
The PCUSA voted last June to jettison the traditional definition
of marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman.
Instead, its Book of Order now defines marriage as a union
“between two people,”
with no mention of biological sex. At the same time, the PCUSA
voted to allow its pastors to officiate at homosexual “weddings”
in states where they have been made legal.
These controversial decisions came just three years after
a 2011 vote allowing homosexuals who are openly sexually active
to be ordained as PCUSA pastors.
The marriage votes were apparently the last straw for the
NBCI, which released a prophetic statement, condemning the
PCUSA and calling the denomination’s
redefinition of marriage a “universal sin” that
placed the church's teachings well outside Christ's message.
"NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on
the Word of God within the mind of Christ,” said Rev.
Anthony Evans, the president of NBCI. “We urge our brothers
and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship."
"PCUSA's manipulation represents
a universal sin against the entire church and its members,”
Evans added. “With this
action, PCUSA can no longer base its teachings on 2,000 years
of Christian scripture and tradition, and call itself a Christian
entity in the body of Christ. It has forsaken
its right by this single wrong act.”
"Apostle Paul warns us about this when he declared in
Galatians 1:8 that there are those who will preach another
Gospel,” Evans continued.
"No church has the right
to change the Word of God,” Evans said.
“By voting to redefine marriage PCUSA automatically
forfeits Christ's saving grace.”
“There is always redemption in the body of Christ through
confession of faith and adhering to Holy Scripture,”
Still, Evans called on faithful Christians to show
the PCUSA tough love by refusing to associate with the denomination
until it changes its ways.
"In this case, PCUSA deliberately voted to change the
Word of God and the interpretation of holy marriage between
one man and one woman,” Evans said. “This is why
we must break fellowship with them and urge the entire Christendom
to do so as well."