Jun 18, 2005

Reformed Churches Proceed With Church Discipline

Finally, a group of churches stand up to immorality by one of their sinning leaders. Norman Kansfield, a minister with the Reformed Churches of America, was also the president of an RCA seminary. He was stripped of the position of professor of theology and removed as president of the seminary. According to the RCA website:
Lawyers for the accusers and for the accused were allowed 90 minutes each to present their cases. Visitors and staff were then excused from the plenary room to allow delegates to discuss the issue. Delegates voted by ballot on the three charges, all of which were found to be proven to a high degree of probability.

Synod then moved into executive session to discuss what discipline should be imposed against Kansfield. The delegates decided to exercise discipline by deposing him from the office of General Synod Professor of Theology and suspending him from the office of Minister of Word and Sacrament.

Mr. Kansfield, or maybe I should title him the Wrong Reverend Norman Kansfield, said, "The church of Jesus Christ needs to be as inclusive as the arms of our Lord himself." Actually, I find Jesus to be exclusive.

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7.13-14 NIV)

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him. (John 3.36 NIV)

He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. (John 12.48 NASB)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14.6 KJV)

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4.12 NKJV)

Jesus does not sound so politically correct and "inclusive" in the Word of God. Why do so many claiming to be ministers of the Gospel try to paint Him as a pansy/hippie loser? Maybe they want Him to be in their image. Mr. Kansfield should repent ad should his daughter.

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