JESUS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
By Lee Duigon
May 18, 2011
What does it mean for a church “to submit joyfully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life”?
Those are words actually used by the Presbyterian Church USA last week in deciding to allow openly practicing, unrepenting homosexuals, lesbians, and adulterers to be ordained as deacons, elders, and ministers of the Gospel. So, if Bill Clinton ever gets tired of politics, or Elton John loses his voice, or Paris Hilton gets bored with doing nothing in particular, they can all apply to be pastors of PCUSA churches.
Imagine: you’re in church, listening to your pastor preach on what is good, true, right, and moral, and how you ought to live your life… and it’s Hugh Hefner.
Might we suggest that the PCUSA does not truly “desire to submit joyfully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life”? How they couple such words with such a decision is staggering. If there were an Academy Award for hypocrisy, this church would win it, hands down.
Aha! But, you say—if you’re an idiot—Jesus never specifically said that you can’t be an active and notorious sodomite, or an adulterer, and be a minister in His Church. If He were here now, you say, He wouldn’t mind a bit if some of His elders and deacons were well-known for sleeping around.
But He is here, and He does mind, and