Dear Editor (Scotsman),
Perhaps this topic has been “done to death” but fearing for the future of family and friends I know still a part of this rotten institution I append this letter..
Open letter to all members of the Church of Scotland who profess to love Jesus Christ.
“Western society is now in this last stage of its ungodliness and of the outpouring upon it of the wrath of God, as the developments promoting homosexuality make plain to everyone. At this time of abounding lawlessness and of dreadful divine wrath, Reformed theologians, churches (including yours-JK), and schools make common cause with the world of ungodly men and women to work by a common grace of God on behalf of the Christianizing of this depraved, rebellious, perishing world!”*
Christ predicted the love of many of his professed followers would grow cold (Matthew 24:12). Paul wrote that at the end there would be a great falling away from truth in the church that would prepare for the coming of Antichrist (II Thessalonians 2:3). Do you not realise that by staying in a church that not only promotes women in office, second marriages after divorce and now allows practising sodomites to hold pastoral office, you are sinning against the Lord whom you profess died for you? God’s word to you is clear, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” (II Corinthians 6:17). If you do not, then you run the risk of apostatizing like your church and ending up unable to repent and being lost eternally as spelled out in Hebrews 6:6. Your church has lost one of the marks of a true church which is the exercise of Biblical church discipline which is why you must seek another! You are like the frog in the water that is ever getting hotter, which if it does not hop out will surely die!
Dr Julian Kennedy, Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena (elder in Church of Scotland 1980-1993)
- From “Christianizing the World-Reformed Calling or Ecclesiastical Suicide” by Professor David J. Engelsma, Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2016.