Just as there are different Baptist denominations, there are different Presbyterian denominations as well. The Presbyterian Church (USA), a liberal Presbyterian denomination, voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution to include same-sex marriage.
Rev. Brian D. Ellison stated, “Finally, the [PC–USA] church in its constitutional documents fully recognizes that the love of gays and lesbian couples is worth celebrating in the faith community,” in defiance of the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, confirmed by the very words of Jesus Christ in Mark 10:6–9.
You see, God defined marriage as between one man and one woman from the very beginning: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
A church that would reject God’s Word in Genesis and choose to do “what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25) is another sign of the times we live in.
Well, I am glad to see that a conservative Presbyterian denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), has not followed this example. The PCA released a statement yesterday saying that they will honor marriage as God has designed it: “We believe that, from creation, God ordained the marriage covenant to be a unique bond between one man and one woman. This biblical understanding is what the Church has always believed, taught, and confessed.”*
They also write, “The Church, in contrast to the broader culture, is to base her views and practices on authoritative and timeless divine revelation found in the Holy Scriptures, and not on the changing and frequently subjective social practices within the society.”
Praise the Lord for churches, denominations, and individuals who stand on the authority of God’s Word in accord with God’s definition of marriage!
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*While the majority of churches in the PCA denomination accept the full historicity of the creation account and reject biological evolution, their official position paper allows for differing views on the length of the days of creation.