National Presbyterian Church of Mexico meets and repudiates woman officers...
(Esta entrada del blog está dedicado al Sr. y la Sra. Josué Congrove.)
While Evangelicals of the mainline liberal Presbyterian Church (USA) are gathering in Minneapolis to figure out how to keep their precious woman officers and yet differentiating themselves from the wicked promotion of sodomy that their national association of churches has approved and will enforce, the two-million member National Presbyterian Church of Mexico (Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México [INPM]) is growing in obedience. Last week they held a special meeting to act on the ordination of women and voted not to allow woman officers by the margin of 158 to 14.
Redeemer promotes woman officers.
Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México opposes woman officers.
Considering the Anglican machinations of the past few years, one wonders whether INPM will consider taking on a theological presbytery here in these United States of congregatons leaving the PC(USA) and PCA? This would allow...Redeemer and Bryan Chapell to reign epicene--or maybe even seek a merger with the Christian Reformed Church and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Something to think about.
Following their repudiation of woman officers, nuestros adelphoi de la Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México went on to vote on whether or not there would be a grace period extended to those churches that already had promoted women into office and by a vote of 103 to 55 they refused any grace period.
President Bryan Chapell expressed grave concern over such a public repudiation of grace. With his Covenant colleagues, Bryan wrote a pastoral letter to his benighted brothers south of the border exhorting them always and everywhere to give and do and talk grace. Accompanying the letter were five thousand copies of Bryan's book on preaching grace gracefully, but sadly, los libros son en Ingles.*
At the conclusion of their meeting, Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México also severed their 139-year relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
(TB: * pargraph in italics is satire; Spangreckish gender errors in the original have been corrected.)