Wednesday, July 23, 2014
So what's next for churches declaring to be a part of the remnant in the PCUSA?
As my favorite Special Olympics world golf champion responds when I ask if I'll ever sink a putt of any consequence, "Who knows?"
All I know for sure is this ain't no time for fainthearts.
Whether you are a PCUSAer or a member of any other of the mainliners irretrievably apostate under current management, this is no time to hide, run away, or quit! That's no longer an option unless, of course, you'd like to be a part of some kinda supposed/theoretical/fanciful "silent majority" continuing to enable darkness or join some other denomination that pretends not to stink as badly as... Or maybe you missed the lessons of Genesis 11 and Matthew 28 and Acts 1. Yeah, I always loved going to my favorite monastery in Ava, Missouri - a Trappist one called Assumption Abbey; but that was for rest, renewal, and reconnection with you know who. And He never called us to be safe! Retreat? For sure! Then charge again! Absolutely!
It's like ships.
They are safe in the harbor.
But that's not why ships are built.
While we're in the nascent moments of declaring remnant, some things are clear for now.
2. Network with other parts of the remnant.
3. Begin to "flesh out" what it means to remain faithfully.
4. Be proactive in an Actsual kinda way.
For starters, refer back to "Remnant" (go to the right column and click it on).
Take a look at recent columns related to "Remnant" in www.layman.org, www.churchandworld.com, and www.BelvidereDailyRepublican.net.
When you declare, let us know; so we can begin to network.
Now a page from history related to the preceding and suggested starters in "Remnant."
When PUBC and CFP were getting together to form PFR - the names are irrelevant except to those who remember 'em as slowing but not stalling the drift away from Jesus by the book in the PCUSA but relevant as we must look up, stand up, speak up, and act up for Jesus without any deference to dances with the devil - two high steeple preachers more than pastors of fabulously well-to-do churches in the South were asked to fork over 50K apiece to start it; but then, after the checks were cashed, they were excluded from the original board because they were too outspoken about the increasing apostasies as they urged "redirecting" resources as essential to honoring Jesus by the book and not enabling those increasing apostasies.
Even today, after the abominations of Detroit's GA just weeks ago, some of the children of that miscalculation in the 80s are urging everyone to continue the SOSO way of seeking to reverse the apostasies through parliamentary motions and political maneuvers that will never amount to anything for Christ's sake because the unfaithful majority increases daily as the supposedly faithful minority decreases daily.
In other words, there has to be a new, uh, wineskin approach; which I believe is remnant: remaining faithfully.
But as Tug McGraw said for those Amazin' Mets in 1968, "Ya gotta believe!"
Begin the remnant network!
And for starters...
Blessings and Love!