Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The blessing of scorn

Last night, September 11, I put up one posting and then saw the information about the Presbytery of Twin Cities resolution. I felt I should write about it and post it, which I did. However, the first posting I did, "For their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way" I feel is important. I was really grappling with some of my own hurts and concerns, even some anger, that has been caused by what is going on within and outside of the denomination. So if you have-not read "For their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way" perhaps you should.

Picture by Ethan McHenry


Neil D. Cowling said...

I wonder why the Presbytery did not quote C-67's paragraph 9:47 which reads "The relationship between man and woman exemplifies in a basic
way God’s ordering of the interpersonal life for which he created
mankind. Anarchy in sexual relationships is a symptom of man’s
alienation from God, his neighbor, and himself. Man’s perennial confusion
about the meaning of sex has been aggravated in our day by the
availability of new means for birth control and the treatment of infection,
by the pressures of urbanization, by the exploitation of sexual
symbols in mass communication, and by world overpopulation. The
church, as the household of God, is called to lead men out of this
alienation into the responsible freedom of the new life in Christ. Reconciled
to God, each person has joy in and respect for his own humanity
and that of other persons; a man and woman are enabled to
marry, to commit themselves to a mutually shared life, and to respond
to each other in sensitive and lifelong concern; parents receive the
grace to care for children in love and to nurture their individuality. The
church comes under the judgment of God and invites rejection by man
when it fails to lead men and women into the full meaning of life together,
or withholds the compassion of Christ from those caught in the
moral confusion of our time." Aside from the generic use of "man" I cannot fault the paragraph. What a myopic and distorted reading of C-67 the Presbytery has put forward.

Viola Larson said...

Neil, you wrote this on the wrong posting- but that is okay. Casey Jones said the same thing .