I have been a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, growing up in St John’s in Tampa. In recent years though the church has become increasingly liberal and moved away from the Bible. I admit I am not a strong Bible reader but I do have my opinions and beliefs. I am not totally against gay marriage in a civil ceremony but the church should not be changing their values according to the surrounding society; if you keep changing your beliefs then you really don’t have any values, you are just going with the flow. At the latest General Assembly the PC(USA) also voted to divest from any company supporting Israel and that is just wrong. The final straw I now find out that they – well here it is from the Layman website:
Delegates meeting in Detroit at the 221st General Assembly of the 1.8 million–member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted down a measure that would have the church endorse care for babies born alive after abortions.
I am having a really hard time justifying my staying with the Presbyterian church and am struggling with this issue. Right now I am listening to a sermon given by the pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Halfmoon. There is another church in my community – the Weslyan Church and I will be looking at their website to see what their beliefs are.