Wednesday, May 25, 2016

25 May 2016

“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

Presbyterians Week Headlines

A 21 May 2016 Christian Today article by Ruth Gledhill titled “Church of Scotland Votes in Favour of Ministers in Gay Marriages” reports that the 2016 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meeting in Edinburgh voted 339 to 215 to allow Kirk ministers to enter into homosexual marriages.

The Kirk’s principal clerk the Very Rev. John Chalmers commented:

"We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological definition of marriage and were not going to the place where ministers or deacons could themselves conducting same sex marriages.

"It is an entirely different discussion….”

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