The Disappearing PCUSA, 2014 Data (Conclusion)

Concluding Thoughts

  • The current leadership of the PCUSA is presiding over the church’s disappearance
  • The membership losses are continuing unabated as the PCUSA accelerates its politicization of Christ’s Church, disintegration of Reformed Theology and abandonment of God’s Word
  • It appears that our leadership is in denial, making excuses and cherry-picking positive talking points
  • There appears to be no institutional accountability for our leaders at the National, Synod and Presbytery levels

We need a Reformation within the PCUSA that addresses contemporary Issues

1.   “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture Alone)

We must affirm that the Bible, Old and New Testaments equally, is God’s Word. We must contend about what Scripture teaches under the assumption that there is a fixed Truth to be found, starting with our Confessions. We must reject the philosophy that denies the possibility of truth and the objective meaning of language.

2.   “Sola Gratia” (Grace Alone)

We must affirm that we all, regardless of ideology, gender, race, social status or any other human characteristic are sinners who, but for God’s grace only through Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit, are as helpless as the dead to earn their salvation.

3.   “Sola Fide” (Faith Alone)

Orthodox Reformed Christian faith that isn’t lived out in practice becomes weak. Falsehoods, if lived out in practice, appear to be strong. The challenge is to so live our orthodox Reformed faith to allow its power to shine forth!

4.   “Solus Christus” (Christ Alone)

We must follow Jesus Christ as testified to in the Bible. To PCUSA leadership Jesus has become “that guy who surely agrees with whatever I decide is good and true” as opposed to the objectively real incarnation of God who said and did specific things that are authoritative.

5.   “Soli Deo Gloria” (To God Alone Be Glory)

We must clearly affirm that God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is an objective, external, unchanging reality that is revealed through His Word, rather than a human construct with characteristics determined by current emotional states and social conditions.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

Revelation 22:20b,21

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