Great point, Eddie, and well illustrated
Looks like a heated doctrinal debate came to a head.
Wow! Beautifully dramatic. This very much illustrates the burden we all face in seeking out wolves and protecting the flock.Thank you for your work!
One important reason for that, Eddie, is that our churches generally have detailed creeds and confessions, and our leaders are bound to uphold them. It is sad that most of our Evangelical brethren believe that the Spirit can "guide" us into some kind of spontaneous movment, but apparently can't illuminate our understanding of Scripture in such a way that we can write a statement of faith that spells out exactly what we believe and teach.
Spontaneous "as the Spirit Leads" is code for my opinion matters more than God's statement on the matter (as in His Word)!"Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it." Chesterton
With the exception of Westboro Baptist Church, Edward Hendrie, C. Matthew McMahon, R.C. Sproul Jr., the online swarm of chronic cage-phase apologists, that entire segment of the PCUSA that's ordaining homosexuals, and pretty much every hyper-Calvinist to ever live, that is absolutely true.