The Presbyterian (U.S.A),the largest Presbyterian group in America, with it's over 10 thousand churches and almost 2 million members, has twice this week set it's self in direct opposition to God and His word. On June 19th, the denomination voted to allow same sex marriage and to change it's by laws to read "Marriage is between two persons." rather than "Marriage is between a man and a woman." It would appear that the PC(USA) is telling Jesus that His definition of marriage is no longer observed in their churches. On June 29th the same people voted to divest - meaning that the denomination will sell off any stock of any company that does business in Israel.
PC(USA) now has the ignominy of being the first mainline Christian denomination to officially sanction gay marriage. I find it amazing that this group of so called Christian leaders have actually had the temerity to, in effect, tell Jesus that He got it wrong when it comes to marriage. Jesus clearly stated that marriage is between a man and a woman: Matthew 19:4-6 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." PC(USA) has clearly stated that Jesus is wrong and in so doing, have invalidated the entire Bible.
To further separate themselves from the will of God, PC(USA) has also decided to take an unmistakable stand against Israel. PC(USA) invests assets in the stock market. Some of the companies that PC(USA) owns stock in do business with and in the nation of Israel. PC(USA) believes that Israel has been unfair in it's treatment of the Palestinians, and in an effort to force the Israeli government to forfeit more land and security, is divesting itself of, selling off, all shares of such stocks. While PC(USA) is claiming that this is not an anti-Semitic move on their part, they have been lauded by known racists like David Duke for taking a stand against "Jewish racist threats." The Bible could not be more emphatic when it comes to the promises made by God concerning the land of Israel and the Jews. God told Abraham, "I swear by Myself" concerning His promise to give the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the land of Israel. In Genesis chapter 15, God promised to give the land of Israel to the offspring Abraham and in Genesis chapter 22, God made it clear that the offspring He spoke of was through Isaac - meaning the Israelites. In the book of Joshua, we see God promising a specific land area to the Israelites: Joshua 1:3-4 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. This geographic description encompasses all of modern day Israel, plus all the land currently occupied by the Palestinians, plus all of Jordan, and parts of Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This land has been promised to Israel by God. The Bible also states that anyone who blesses Israel will be blessed and any one who curses Israel will be cursed. Israel is under God's protection and care, even it's current apostate state. PC(USA) has now placed itself in direct opposition to God.
This news is more evidence that America has lost it's soul. Not only has secular culture shifted dangerously into the camp of Satan, but now the church is following in lock step.
If you happen to be Presbyterian and believe that these things are a travesty, all is not yet lost. A majority of the 172 local Presbyteries must vote in favor of these changes. These 172 local Presbyteries have a year to vote. It is imperative that all born again, Bible believing Presbyterians make their voices heard on these issues. If you love the LORD and believe in His word, you must take a stand!
Revival is possible, hearts can be changed and God's holiness can be established in PC(USA). Pray and seek His guidance and then act... be the difference.