The Apostate Church of Scotland

It is with much regret that I have to report that the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted by 326 to 267 to support Scott Rennie. Mr Rennie lives with his homosexual partner, but the Kirk has decided that this is not a barrier for him to preach about sin and the devastating consequences of being unrepentant.

The Creator made man in His own image and then made Eve for Adam. His template for human behaviour is as Genesis 2 records:

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

The Church of Scotland have turned the corner now. Not only do they disregard Genesis, but they have also turned their back on Christ, because He repeated Genesis (see Matthew 19 and Mark chapter 10).

By normalising sexual sin, the Kirk is actually condoning it. It is meant to be a beacon of truth in a fallen world and now it has fallen too. Instead of insisting on righteous behaviour, they will be doing Satan’s work by saying a sin is not a sin and thus inferring that we don’t need a Saviour.

326 people in the General Assembly voted for Babylon. This means that people who stand up for the truth will be further sidelined in society and the great destroyer that is Political Correctness will go marching on until nobody is allowed to think for themselves or permitted ownership of their conscience.

Update 12:47am

According to the BBC, the Rev Ewen Gilchrist, caretaker minister at Queen’s Cross, said earlier that:

“Sexuality is something that the church doesn’t have a good track record about”.

“We constantly lock it up and frown about it. Here’s an opportunity to welcome it, to acknowledge the diversity of human sexuality and to bring that richness into our life and worship.”

Even the churches are now infiltrated with liberals promoting ungodly practices – and they expect everyone else to celebrate this ‘richness’ of ‘diversity’. Don’t mind me if I try, with the Almighty’s help, to stay on the narrow path that leads to everlasting life.

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7 Responses to The Apostate Church of Scotland

  1. Chris Kerr says:

    God bless you brother, continue to stand up for Jesus against apostasy.

  2. Robert Kyle says:

    I couldn’t agree more. You can add the Episcopal Church to that charge also. Where there is light there cannot be darkness…That is why these churches are in decline and will never flourish…you cannot serve two masters, and these church leaders have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof…Jesus once corrected a religious leader called Nicodemus…you must be born again…that which is spirit is spirit and that which is flesh is flesh….Mr Rennie has made a choice which is not from our God…does he skip Romans Ch1 when reading the bible or does he not read it any more

  3. Stewart Cowan says:

    From what I hear about that sect, I cannot disagree. I’m not sure that they do take the Bible as gospel any more. For example, I suspect the large majority of most churches reject six-day creation.

    Most people would say that this doesn’t matter, but it does to the humanists because when Christians say that Genesis isn’t necessarily history, but allegory or myth, the atheists ask when the Bible does to tell the truth and can accuse us of double standards or of not having a case at all.

    I think it’s in the Psalms where God is saying, “My word is true from the beginning” and Christ took Genesis as true history when, for example, quoting from it to teach about marriage.

    To my mind, any church which worships on the first day of the week and doesn’t honour the Sabbath day has fallen away anyway.

    Mr Rennie’s choice of “lifestyle” is certainly not ordained of the Almighty.

  4. Jack Thomson says:

    The Church of Scotland – its worse than you think………………..

    For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: – Hosea 8/7

    Is the Church of Scotland dying and we are merely witnessing its lingering demise or, is it already dead and we are catching the aura of putrifaction wafting from its corrupting corpse?

    Whatever the case, either option raises a question….or two:

    Given that the distress which is now affecting the Church of Scotland has been plainly doing so for nearly half a century, why is it only now that the stronger, more vehement protests are being voiced?

    And, what is the nature of the disease which has been so devastating the Church of Scotland for fifty years?

    To enter into the anticipated theme of the topic – and perversely answer the second question first, the original affliction was….. ‘disorder’.

    Yes, ‘disorder’ – the germ of which was introduced into the Church’s bloodstream in 1968 when the General Assembly decided to allow women to exercise spiritual authority over men by sanctioning their ordination as spiritual leaders….in direct opposition to God’s declared word:
    Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Ephesians 5/22-24
    Therefore an overseer (minister) must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, 1 Timothy3/3-4
    God’s word seems quite clear on the issue of order in the family and Church. Oh, I know that those defending the ordination of women as spiritual leaders will immediately counter by quoting Galatians 3/28:
    There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    But, in quoting this scripture, they are blindly confusing order with equality – which two values, at a true spiritual level, complement and never contradict each other – as indeed they do in this self same scripture:
    In the first part of the scripture the apostle Paul deals with ‘equality’ by dismissing national, social and gender distinctions, and in the second part he underlines ‘order’ by stating that ‘believers’ are all one ….‘in Christ’.
    In Christ – Christ who, although equal with His Father, submitted to His Father’s divine order absolutely – even unto His death on the cross: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22/42
    Yes indeed, the seed from which the present whirlwind of devastation has developed was that ‘relatively minor’ deviation to God’s divine order which the Church of Scotland planted in 1968……
    There can be no doubt – absolutely no doubt, that the present perverse and extreme antagonism which is now extended by the Church of Scotland to God’s Word grew from what, in the past, has been treated as a relatively ‘minor stream of departure’ by those who subsequently lingered and languished in the Church of Scotland after the decision to ordain women – and thereafter, by those who subsequently thought that they had been ‘called’ to serve as ministers in that same ‘disordered’ Church…..
    But why the protests and threatened departures now?
    Why is one deviation from God’s word nurtured – and another repelled?
    The answer is to be found, not in the inconsistency of the Holy Spirit’s leading – for He is constant and unchanging in His counsel and teaching, the answer is to be found in the ‘apparently’ god-ward, but essentially godless souls of men (and women).
    There will be a few true believers who, in direct submission to the Holy Spirit’s leading, have protested at the ordination of homosexuals but, be in no doubt, there will be others who are protesting against ordination of homosexuals, not because it offends God’s word – but because it offends their ‘natural’ sensitivities – sensitivities earlier imparted to them, not by the Spirit of God, but through family, social and cultural conditioning
    God is constant/eternal/unchanging in His standards – He is not subject to the whim and fashion of human morality: I the Lord do not change – Malachi 3/6, therefore, natural human conditioning is the only explanation as to why one type of disorder is entertained and the other utterly rejected.
    If you doubt my conclusion – take a look at those churches which are protesting against homosexuality on the basis that it is against God’s Word and thereafter observe how carelessly these same churches handle God’s Word in respect of their celebration of Christmas and Easter – both of which are idolatrous, abominable mixtures…. in God’s eyes.
    The ordination of homosexual ministers is divine judgement on the entire Church of Scotland’s looseness with God’s word – and whether some churches stay or some depart – that judgement will surely remain on all of them……
    Unless and until they repent, truly turn to Christ – and submit themselves to the whole counsel and authority of God’s word…
    But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. John 4/23

  5. Stewart Cowan says:

    The Church of Scotland – its worse than you think…

    It’s quite a while since I dared go into one. Strictly weddings and funerals nowadays. The only CofS minister I know round here is quite evangelical and I don’t know how he can put up with it. He’s a decent sort, plagued not only with increasing heresy from on ‘high’, but he has a church half-full of Freemasons. Hardly surprising that he appears depressed.

    The Baptist church I used to attend looks like it’s going the same way. They have just started to ordain women deacons. Presumably, female elders, pastors and ‘gay weddings’ are sure to follow.

    When it all started to go wrong is a very interesting question. Maybe it was never right to begin with. Maybe Protestantism was never right. Why were heresies retained?

    Why is one deviation from God’s word nurtured – and another repelled?

    I think you’re right that the majority are not led by the Spirit. What seems to be happening is that new trends become fashionable then they become the norm; scripture is not referred to for guidance.

    It’s like the acceptance of evolution theory. It became so fashionable in the late 19th century that some of the great preachers (incl. Spurgeon, I understand) swallowed it. Same sort of thing – “science”, i.e. incredibly basic ideas which were philosophies and extrapolations, not real science, but which carried much gravitas like “equality” does today.

    By rejecting the true account of Creation and introducing a “pick ‘n’ mix” Bible, church leaders can adapt to the modern world in an attempt to fit in, not cause a scene and try to attract more “customers”.

    Indeed, the hour is coming and I stay away from all churches.

  6. Jack Thomson says:

    You stay away from all churches ?
    In other words you are being lead along the narrow path………..which is good.
    Jesus once stated: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7/21-23
    There is only one way to interpret these words of Jesus. He’s stating, quite clearly, that not all who believe themselves to be Christian are …..Christian.
    ‘How can this be?’ a perplexed spectator might enquire, and then further ask with deepening bewilderment, ‘How on earth can a person think themselves to be Christian, and yet not be…Christian?
    The answer, believe it or not, is hidden in the question……..because, no person, on their own initiative, can ‘think themselves’ into becoming Christian. It is absolutely impossible for any individual to become a true disciple of Christ purely on the basis of their own intellectual initiative………..
    To put it another way – becoming a Christian is not a matter of man’s choice, rather, as Christ confirmed, it is a matter of His choice: You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit…..John 15/16
    Truly it is Christ who must first, through the Holy Spirit, choose to connect with a person’s corrupted spirit before that person’s spirit can be made eternally complete – and replete in Him.
    The above process of becoming spiritually one with Christ, narrow as it might be, is the only way in which a person’s spirit can obtain true eternal regeneration, but………
    There is another ‘way’ – a broader way – a counterfeit way which, rather than being initiated by Christ’s sacrificial Spirit, is generated by any person on the terms of their own self-preserving and self promoting spirit. In other words, there are people who ‘choose’, or are persuaded to enter ‘a relationship’ with Christ, not on the foundation of His self-sacrificial initiative, but on the basis of their own selfish terms, which ‘conditions’ offer them the means through which they can preserve and promote, via their natural talents and aptitudes, their (worldly) understanding of God and His precepts.
    The first and only legitimate way produces true Christians who, having died with Christ to the mantle of self determination will, thereafter, think and believe in complete submission to the Lordship of Christ (God’s word).
    The alternative (counterfeit) way produces people who ‘think themselves’ to be Christian, but who, in the absence of the Holy Spirit’s influence, can only continue to operate under the lordship of their own unregenerate spirit…..which spirit, enslaved as it is to the spirit of the world, will lead them to think in any way that their natural inclinations leads them. Natural inclinations which may or may not agree with God’s word
    This second group are essentially man-made ‘Christians’ – religious mannequins who pose in the shop windows of their respective religious institutions giving the impression of being spiritually alive but who, in reality, are dead to God’s eternal kingdom.
    And, in being insensitive to God, they continue to use their own worldly morality and ideals to adapt and edit His word, thereby continually re-modeling the shop window of their ‘ecclesiastical’ environment to court and complement the spirit of the world (in the name of Christ, of course)………and it is this category of ‘Christian’ who is causing so much discord and devastation in the Churches today.
    The traditional Churches are decaying institutions, and they are so because a great number of their spiritual leaders are not true Christians – they are not spiritually regenerated believers. They have chosen to ‘come to Christ’ on the basis of their own self-righteous understanding….and they ignorantly use His name as a means through which they can preach their adulterated gospels to their naïve congregations.
    The apostle Paul had no good word to say of them:
    For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted……..For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ……..2 Corinthians11/4&13
    And I wonder if the evangelical minister to whom you refer might fall into this category………….for most surely do

  7. Stewart Cowan says:

    I was telling this to a friend, who agrees. He also used to attend the same Baptist church as I did. It took him a few years longer to leave it than it took me. I guess there’s denial at first and as another member told me (who is now a female ‘deacon’) there is no church where everyone agrees on everything.

    So the excuses keep confusion reigning.

    You can tell that many of the members are fakes. They’ll work quite tirelessly for oversees charities and for the church, in order to be hailed by their fellows, while ignoring the people in their own church who have very great needs. A few people used to complain to me that the bigwigs there (the great charity workers and staunch church members) wouldn’t even say “hello” to them.

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