Anugrah Kumar – May 28, 2017
A leader of the Church of Scotland, who convenes the church’s Theological Forum, told the General Assembly there is no theological reason to oppose same-sex marriages in the Church, as he presented a report that proposes the governing body approve a detailed study of how such ceremonies could be allowed.
“We see this as permissive rather than directive,” the Very Rev. Iain Torrance told the assembly, according to BBC. “We say that after reflection we can see no sufficient theological reason for the Church now not to authorize specific ministers to officiate at same-sex weddings, if doing so does not prejudice the position of those who decline to do so for reasons of conscience.”
Torrance added, “I hope, I pray, we are moving to a different stage in this long argument. We can begin perhaps by saying gently to those with whom we have disagreed, I am sorry. That notion of an apology is directly linked to taking this into a non-binary stage and trying to think these pieces differently with a different perception.”
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
Is this just foolishness or something more sinister? The book of Proverbs tells us that foolishness is bound in the heart of a child but correction will drive it from them. In other words, a child who is foolish should be punished to protect them from greater hurt.
So, are these people just foolish or is it another step to degrade the sanctuary of marriage? Instead of this nonsense people should be growing up and seeking wisdom instead of vain interpretations of what true marriage is all about.
“I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom and the reason of things and to know the wickedness of folly. Even of foolishness and madness.” Ecc 7:25
It is good for children to know the wickedness of folly and foolishness; how much more does this apply to adults?