Monday, June 19, 2006

Mother, Child and Womb

Uh oh. Another mainline protestant body with a really bad idea.

Per FoxNews:

"BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The divine Trinity — "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" — could also be known as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Rock, Redeemer, Friend" at some Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) services under an action Monday by the church's national assembly."

What's interesting to me is that "naming someone" is a sign of your authority over them. God called the light "day", and the dark "night". Adam named the animals (and woman, by the way). Parents name their children. Jesus was named by - only by God himself (through the angel)!

So what does it say when man (or the PCA) decides to re-name God? I'm sorry, I thought GOD got to name himself.

Maybe they can make a little extra money for the parish by auctioning off the naming rights to God for a year. "I baptize you in the name of Citibank, E-Harmony, and Starbucks!" Amen.


Kletos Sumboulos said...

Sorry to nit-pick.

(The PC(USA) is to the PCA as the ELCA is to the LCMS. )

PCA and LCMS are confessional bodies. PC(USA) uses what we would call a quatenus subscription to the Westminster standards. My PCA friends would rather throw themselves off a bridge than refer to our Living God so disrespectfully. Of course, so would the sane PC(USA) members, too.

Preachrboy said...

Mea Culpa! What a difference a "US" makes!

Thanks for the correction.