Friday, March 20, 2015

"It is demonic" - Presby Church Ghana severs ties with US church over homosexuality



Presbyterian Church of Ghana has described the acceptance of homosexuality by some churches as demonic influence and has since severed its relationship with its USA branch.

“They have deviated from biblical principles,” the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey told Joy News Thursday.

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognise same-sex marriages after decades of debate, the BBC has reported.

The recognition takes effect June 21.

With nearly 1.8 million members, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the biggest Protestant group in the United States to endorse the ceremonies.

The move was supported by the church's top legislative body last year but required approval from a majority of the denominations' regional districts.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the ordination of gay pastors, elders and deacons in 2011, which led to many conservative congregations leaving the denomination.

However, Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, says they the US Presbyterian church is not a “bible-believing church” and Ghana will have no part in accepting a demonic practice.

“It is only the church...the true church that Satan is afraid of. Satan is not afraid of United States army or any other army. It is only the church…the church of Christ,” he told Joy News.


The Moderator explained that the only way for the Church to remain powerful against the kingdom of darkness is to stick unswervingly to biblical principles.

He says his heart bleeds for any church that accepts homosexuality.

According to the Moderator, the church has been counseling any member in the church who has confessed to being a homosexual.

However, he said, the Presbyterian Church will not go beyond this to accept the practice as right.

- Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com