After First Gay Wedding, Presbyterian Pastor Says Something Scary

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It happened at the same time Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Paul Kempf and Robb Gwaltney said their vows in the Presbyterian Center chapel on Friday, according to the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) news service.

“The concept of biblical marriage is very different than our modern views,” said David Maxwell, an editor at the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and the pastor who presided over the wedding. “No biblical writer would have envisioned what we think of as a good marriage today—with concepts of equality and mutuality.”

No biblical writer could have envisioned it because the apostles and prophets only saw what God showed them and gay marriage was not part of His plan.

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Maxwell argues that the Bible includes, even endorses, marriage patterns rejected by modern society. As examples, he cites multiple wives for men, ownership of wives by husbands and the forceful taking of wives from defeated peoples.

Yes, he really made the comparison between gay marriage and polygamy, forceful taking wives and husbands owning wives. Shocking, I know. Is that what the leftists have planned next? Polygamy is already in the works, as well as bestiality.

Most Presbyterians apparently disagree with Maxwell, though. The denomination seems to be dying on the vine—or, should I say, dying off the Vine.

A new report from the Office of the General Assembly shows that the denomination, which capitulated to the gay agenda, has less than 10,000 churches after an exodus of Bible-believing pastors.

Recently, 34,000 black churches broke ties with the PCUSA, among others. Meanwhile, you have Presbyterian ministers who don’t believe in God yet still claim to be Christians. Franklin Graham has had plenty to say about the PCUSA’s apostasy.

Total membership at the end of 2014 was 1,667,767. That’s compared to 1,760,200 at the end of 2013 and 1,849,496 at the end of 2012.

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Jennifer LeClaire
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma magazine. She is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel and The Making of a Prophet. Her media ministry includes her website; 100,000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; and a growing newsletter list. Jennifer has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including USA Today, BBC, The Alan Colmes Show, Bill Martinez Live and It’s Supernatural.

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