Monday, January 23, 2017

About My Beloved

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


    Because I have loved the PCUSA and its predecessors and sister mainline franchises so much in their previous incarnations as introducing me to Jesus, nurturing my faith in Jesus, and enabling my undershepherding call for Jesus, I have prayed and labored for their return to Him as esteemed in over 2K years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity.

    I weep in prayer almost every day over what has become of them.

    Previously, in a book that few bought and runs behind the toothy Texan by almost a trillion to one to force humility (Fifteen Secrets), I have said the problems include unconverted clergy, unconvinced laity, and pharisaical reincarnations substituting organizational order for Biblical authority.

    I threw that out back in 2004.

    Today, I think the problems also include glorified social workers masquerading as pastors who like some of the personal and social ethics of Jesus while having the arrogance to ignore even challenge and condemn most of the personal and social ethics of Jesus and have excluded the eternal that they don't believe for the existential that they kinda like.

    Truth is too many of today's clergy, especially in mainline denominations, never understood what it means to believe Jesus is Lord and Savior by the book, never really believed what they pledged at ordination and lied to get a job that's glorified social work, or changed their minds sometime after ordination and don't have the integrity to quit because they're in denominations with unconverted clergy, unconvinced laity, and pharisaical reincarnations enabling their hypocrisy.

    I may be wrong on that; and if shown my error by Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, I will confess my sin, pray and try to repent, and ask forgiveness.


Blessings and Love!


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John said...

I think I told you that my father saw many men avoid WWII conscription by going to seminary rather than being called to the ministry. He has been with the Lord for 33 years, but his observation was that those non-called persons (no Calvinistic euphemism intended) over the decades moved into high positions in all the mainline denominations. I speculate that the same thing happened during the Viet Nam war, so you might add that to your list of "unconverted clergy, unconvinced laity, and pharisaical reincarnations substituting organizational order for Biblical authority". Somewhat along the same lines, Saturday I had lunch with a former Baptist minister who described the emergent congregation as one seeking secular improvement rather than spiritual improvement. Interesting!

Joseph said...

Bob, golly, brother, please quit telling the truth. It makes me cry. You see, I have pastored without conversion or being convinced--but then there's been that pesky and powerful Spirit kicking me over! And at times I have quoted the Book of Order with more conviction than the written Word of God. I was an honestly elected ecclessiocrat. Yet now in my retirement I am alive by the Word and by grace growing in faith and the Faith. I pray that for this church--and her sisters. Thank you, thank you. You keep pointing me back to the Shepherd.

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Your faith humbled mine, brother