Will We Split
Later today we have the PUP report -- the Peace, Unity and Purity task force report.
I have a fantasy that the report will be approved without debate.
I have a fear that it will be passed by a small margin and that some of the ultra conservatives will split the church. The forces are gathering now for a split. The ground work is being laid.
Professors at Erskine Theological Seminary are sowing seeds -- but I'm not sure for what. Erskine is an ARP seminary -- Associate Reforemed Presbyterian Seminary. Are these professors trying to open the door to their denomination in the hopes that the ultra conservative PCUSA will leave and join them?
And then there is the Layman newspaper. They are talking openly with people about how to pull their congregations out of the denomination with their property.
I lack wisdom to know what will happen.
But I still will remain a minister of the Presbyterian Church USA, and I hope that we will be at peace, have unity, and with both of those somehow find purity.