Church rejects decision to allow gays to preach

2015-11-13 06:00

THE Dutch Reformed Church in Kokstad has taken a bold stance in defiance of its highest decision-making body, the general synod.

The general synod last month announced that is now approves of same-sex marriages and will now allow homosexual ministers to be ordained.

The Kokstad Dutch Reformed Church’s Reverend Petrus Fouché said they strongly disagree with the decision taken by the general synod.

“The base foundation of our church is the word of God, and it clearly says that a union between people of the same sex is sin, that cannot change.

“Now the decision taken by the general synod undermines the very foundations of our church which is the word of God. It seeks to suggest that the Bible is full of mistakes and we cannot allow that to happen,” he said.

Robbie Nel, an elder who has been a members for 37 years echoed Fouché's words saying their main concern is that the synod is now using principles that are not biblical to make decisions.

“The decision that has been taken by the synod indicates that the Bible is no longer the focal point for making decisions. There is now no clear right or wrong,” he said.

Fouché said they have nothing against homosexuals.

“We do not hate people, we love all people and we cannot reject people, but it cannot be that ministers and reverends, who are supposed to lead people to God, are allowed to practice what the Bible regards as sin.” Such decisions taken by the church of God indicate that the coming of Christ is near he said.

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