Close on the heels of the departure of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, a pair of Mississippi congregations voted to leave the PC(USA).
It’s interesting that 10-A isn’t the (stated) reason for the churches’ departure. The article is probably right in saying 10-A was “the final straw” for many, but these Mississippi churches claimed the real issue was theological differences:
“In a recent survey, almost 60 percent of PC(USA) pastors could not affirm the fact that Christ is the only way to salvation,” said Mitchell.
“How can we possibly continue to have a witness to the world when the pastors or a particular denomination can’t even affirm one of the most basic principles in Scripture?”
I’d say that’s the foundational question: how do we interpret Scripture, and what kind of authority does it have? Certainly 10-A is downstream from there.