Church of Scotland Upholds Installation of
Rev. Angus Stewart
When a church member in Corinth committed incest, the apostle Paul
was indignant that the congregation tolerated this sin (I Cor.
5:1-2). He rebuked them sharply and called upon the church to
excommunicate the offender (vv. 1-8).
Yet the Church of Scotland's 2009 General Assembly officially
decided to uphold the installation of a homosexual minister. What
flagrant disobedience to the Lord Jesus Christ! The General
Assembly (not just one erring congregation) tolerated (and did not
excommunicate) a homosexual (not merely an incestuous person)
minister (not just a member)!
The church at Corinth heeded the apostolic rebuke and its loving
discipline was used by God to bring the incestuous man to
repentance (II Cor. 2; 7). Will June's General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) admonish its mother church
according to the Word of God? Or will the Church of Scotland's
Irish daughter follow (in due time) its mother's footsteps? So
many churches (like the Church of England and the Church of
Scotland) are descending into world-conformity: higher criticism
of the Bible, theistic evolutionism, free-willism, false
ecumenism, women missionaries, deaconesses, women elders, women
ministers, accepting impenitent homosexual members and tolerating
homosexual ministers. The PCI (and the Church of Ireland and
is already well down this pathway. "Know ye not that a little
leaven leaveneth the whole lump?" (I Cor. 5:6). It is due time
that PCI members wake up, protest its apostasy and join a church
that preaches the Scriptures, administers the sacraments,
exercises church discipline and worships God according to His Word
and not according to political correctness.