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‘The Monstrous Regiment of Women’

Posted on | July 29, 2018 | Comments Off on ‘The Monstrous Regiment of Women’

The title of a famous work by the Presbyterian John Knox came to mind when Eternity Matters called attention to a female pastor who appears to be endorsing fornication, rejecting as “binary thinking” any notion that such a thing as sin exists. Spurred to research, I discovered that the Rev. Stacey Midge is pastor of Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. This is part of the liberal PCUSA denomination, which is not so much a church as it is a homosexual socialist advocacy group.


The Presbyterian Church was once one of the largest denominations in America, but in the 20th century, followed the “mainline Protestant” trend, abandoning scripture in favor of liberalism: “In 1973, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States in ‘opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.’” Having continued down its path of apostasy, the PCUSA ordains female clergy and endorses — nay, it celebrates and advocates — abortion and homosexuality. Predictably, their membership losses have been catastrophic:

In 2016, the PCUSA declined by 89,893 active members. Since 2005 the denomination has reported losing nearly two out of five active members, declining from 2,313,662 active members in 2005 to 1,415,053 in 2017.

In just 12 years, PCUSA lost 898,609 members, a decrease of 38.8%!

“Get woke, go broke,” as Professor Reynolds says. Once upon a time, American Presbyterians were led by such men as John Witherspoon, president of Princeton University and the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence. Alas, the so-called “Presbyterian” denomination which ordained Rev. Midge has traded its birthright for a mess of pottage, so to speak, and the salt has lost its savour.

John Knox’s famous denunciation of “Bloody Mary” (who “had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake” during her brief reign) has long been controversial, but his arguments were at least based on Scripture, whereas what the PCUSA teaches now appears to be based mainly on the Democratic Party platform. “Repugnant to nature . . . the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.” Sound familiar?



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