Monday, April 30, 2007

Special Post—Not An April Fools Joke!

I interrupt my blogging on Purpose Driven Presbyterians because the Church has once again made me sick to my stomach!

On Pentecost Sunday, May 27, churches will be celebrating “Pluralism Sunday.” The Center for Progressive Christianity is promoting Pluralism Sunday. Their web site states: “Progressive Christians thank God for religious diversity! We don’t claim that our religion is superior to all others.” They are defiling the day we celebrate as the birth of the church.

As a Presbyterian, why would this bother me? First, Christian churches are going to be participating in Pluralism Sunday. They will be saying that the Christian faith is no better than any other faith—all religions are acceptable to God. Any Presbyterian church that participates in Pluralism Sunday should be brought up on heresy charges before their Presbytery!

Secondly, take a look at The Center for Progressive Christianity’s web site. Do you see who their member organizations are? Who would have guessed? The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), through its Office for Interfaith Relations is one of their member organizations! Our money, staff people and their time are being used to further this heresy. The people in that office should be FIRED! IMMEDIATELY!! It is one thing to build relationships with people of other faiths. It is totally unacceptable to be a part of an organization that says that Jesus isn’t the only way to God.

Maybe the Presbyterian Church is losing so many people and is experiencing such financial difficulties because God’s judgment is being poured out on it.


At 9:27 AM , Blogger John Shuck said...

Pentecost is the church's birthday. So why not invite all our friends (other faiths) for the celebration!

At 2:26 PM , Blogger Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

Pluralism Sunday needn't be about relativism as if everything is the same. It can and should be about recognizing that we live in a nation and a world that is diverse and that life might be a bit better if we stopped shouted at each other and started listening and learning from one another. Pentecost is a wonderful day, a holy day, it is a day of recognizing that from many languages comes the message of God's transforming presence -- yes in Jesus Christ. I for one will observe with my church Pluralism Sunday by, as John says, inviting everyone to the birthday party. I'm not sure what's heretical about that.


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