I'll post later on the sad , sad news that the General Assembly has seen fit to condone sodomy , undermine the ministry , deny the existence of sin and repudiate Holy Scripture .
I will confine myself just now to an argument made by one of the commenters to Scotland on Sunday's article on the matter regarding the woman caught in adultery(John 8:2-11)
Sorry an awful lot of people on here claiming to be Christians and are NOT! a real Christian would be forgiving and tolerant...
Therefore I think we should be keeping our mouths shut on this Minister's sexuality and lifestyle choices, "let he who is without sin...."
Here is the point I made in reply , which I think needs to be recorded .
A real Christian would try to show compassion and love for the sinner , while detesting the sin .
This decision by the General Assembly seems to many believers to say that sin is not sin and that Holy Scripture is not Holy Scripture .
On that level it is about the absolute fundamentals of Christianity .
When Jesus spared the woman caught in adultery he said to her "Go and sin no more".
The current General Assemby seem to have edited that to " Go and commit adultery as much as you like . It's cool . By the way you're a great role-model for Christians . Why not become a minister and move your fancy-man into the manse with you?"