A coalition of 34,000 churches has decided to cut ties with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) after the denomination voted to change the definition of marriage to include same-sex marriage in its constitution.
Charisma News reports the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) includes 15 denominations and 15.7 million church members. The group announced that it will no longer associate itself with the Presbyterian Church, citing PCUSA’s “sin against the entire church and its members” by accepting homosexuality.
NBCI president Rev. Anthony Evans said, “NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word of God within the mind of Christ. We urge our brother and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship."
Evans also warned that that PCUSA is preaching a false gospel.
"Apostle Paul warns us about this when he declared in Galatians 1:8 that there are those who will preach another gospel.
"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him... For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
The coalition president called other Christians to follow the lead of NBCI and break ties with PCUSA.
"In this case, PCUSA deliberately voted to change the Word of God and the interpretation of holy marriage between one man and one woman. This is why we must break fellowship with them and urge the entire Christendom to do so as well,” he said.
Publication date: March 30, 2015