What else will it take to convince you that the PCUSA is no longer a Christian denomination?
A couple of years ago (6/30/16) I wrote an article entitled Liberal Presbyterians Pray to Allah. No Joke. This article (which included a link offering video evidence) showed a Muslim man leading attendees of the 2016 PCUSA General Assembly in prayers to Allah. While, as far as I know, no Mohammedan’s were invited back to subsequent General Assemblies to do encore performances, it must be said that things have only gotten worse.
During the “ecumenical faith” worship service held on June 20 as part of the PCUSA’s 2018 General Assembly, Christian attendees were instructed to pray a theological train wreck of a prayer.
The prayer ran as follows:
“We praise you for the gift of faith we have received in Jesus Christ. We praise you also for diverse faith among the peoples of the earth. You have bestowed your grace that Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Practitioners of traditional religions and others may celebrate your goodness, act upon your truth and demonstrate your righteousness. In wonder and awe we praise you great God.” (source: page 113 of the 223GA Program Book)
One PCUSA pastor responded to this prayer in a blog post by writing:
“Reading this prayer carefully, one discovers that faith in Jesus Christ is just one of many diverse faiths on earth, all of which are good. God’s gift of grace is not linked uniquely to the work of Christ opening up salvation for all the world, but is rather only one way of coming to God.”
Now, of course, the Lord Jesus, the Word of God, and the history of the Christian church all confirm that the above prayer is total hogwash. Moreover Christians have always believed that to deny salvation in Christ alone is not merely to deny a particular doctrine but it is to reject the living Triune God, Himself. The Lord Jesus couldn’t have been any clearer on this point, saying in Luke 10:16, “If you reject me you reject the Father who sent me.”
So to my PCUSA brethren I ask you – How far is too far? How much is too much? What more will it take for you to conclude that the PCUSA, whatever its claims, is not Christian in any biblical or historical sense of the word?
I ask you, not as a judge or critic, but as a brother in the Lord and as a fellow Presbyterian. I ask you because there is a great need in our day and in our land for a faithful Presbyterian witness. I ask you because the PCUSA, having seemingly turned from the truth to lies, appears to have become mired down in theological falsehoods that only get bigger and bigger (not to mention more and more indefensible) as the years go by.
The great Protestant Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther once warned against doctrinal lies by saying: “A lie is like a snowball. The longer it is rolled on the ground the larger it becomes.” The past 100-plus years of Protestant liberalism’s impact upon mainline Presbyterianism bitterly proves Luther’s point... so much so that we are now witnessing what would have been unthinkable to Presbyterians of the past... so called “prayers” which blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ and His redemptive work for sinners.
My PCUSA friends, how much is too much?