Friday, March 10, 2006

Is the RCA Worth It?

I have come to the conclusion that the denomination I serve is apostate, not worth saving, and under the control of Satan. I am tired of being threatened by liberals, castigated for upholding biblical positions, and having my words twisted and used against me. The Reformed Church in America was once faithful, a lily among the thorns. Now it is the whorehouse of heretics, feminists, ecumenists, and homosexuals. It's time to recognize the situation and "come out from among them and touch not the unclean thing."


Blogger Rileysowner said...

Scott, I would encourage you to not put your blog on hiatus, not because of the RCA, although I find I agree with you more and more on that, but because this blog does not merely deal with the RCA. It also deals with many things that I have found interesting, edifying, and encouraging. I can understand you no longer commenting on the RCA, it does seem a futile task, but the majority of your other posts have not had anything to do with the RCA. The one on South Dakota and banning abortion, on the abortion pill, and others have been very good.

Also, a slight word of rebuke to you. Persecution for doing the good is not a reason to stop doing it. I understand the temptation to stop, but the call of Christ to us is to proclaim the truth. It is not to only proclaim the truth when people don't misrepresent us, or threaten us, or castigate us for doing so. Look to the blessing Jesus promised for those who are cursed for his name sake, and keep going.

I understand the tiredness you speak of. I face it. I can't see the majority of posts on REnew and not have my heart weighed down in sorrow over the direction of the RCA. Yet, at the same time, there are some solid ministers and classies, and even Regional Synods in the RCA, many of whom are not part of the REnew group. Is the RCA lost? I'm not sure. Is it a brand in the fire that needs to be snatched out? Most certainly!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Annette said...

I was going to post, but my hubbie said it so much better. Ah Scott, please don't stop. I love your blog, you make me think, and oh.... I don't know....I just hate to see you in anyway "give up". Not all is lost all already.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Susan L. Prince said...

It is not easy to stand on Biblical truth these days, I'm not sure it ever has been. I don't think Jesus taught that it would be. Stand strong! The foundation you stand on is not sinking sand!

You've got good things going on here! I hope you reconsider this blog.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

Thanks all...very heartfelt sentiments. I just need a few days or so to get over a nasty phone call from a liberal on Renew. I hope to post again next week.

God bless you all.


10:09 AM  
Blogger Red22 said...


I can only try to encourage you, as well, to continue the fight. I am very familiar with similar thoughts about the RCA, in which I am no longer apart of. Your call as a pastor is to warn the flock, and even though I am hundreds of miles away, I still find comfort in your words of warning and concern for the church.

I know, personally, that taking a stand on truth is painful at times, but it is worth the fight.

I am wondering if the offer from a certain state is sounding better at this point. :) (Names left out to protect the innocent!) :)

Peace to you this weekend.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Scribe said...

Red 22 - Give me a call.

8:21 AM  
Blogger anman said...

I created an acount just to post this comment.

Ive been reading your blog for a long time now. I dont remember how long. Just, a long time.

Im going to say this as nicely as I can without physicaly using vulgar language. **** denominations. **** satans puppets and most of all **** liberals, sluts/whores, feminists, exumenists and homosexuals.

The Lord is in YOUR life, the Lord takes care of YOU and will always be there for you. I dont know much about the RCA as I dont pay much attention to denominations and the like, but did the Lord set us all apart so we could squable amoungst our selves? Just do what you see fit to yourself and gods point of view. God knows what is best and satan knows what strings to pull, dont rely on anything that doesnt seem right.

Oh and dude, I love you man. :D

PLEASE keep this blog going. I like the little audio blog posts. I have trouble going to church since Im always tired from work and I find that theyre always cool. And I can link my friends to them as well in the hope that some of them will keep listening.


4:47 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

Anman, I appreciate your thoughts and encouragement. Sometimes, we all just get fed up with Satan' shenanigans, and feel the desire for greener, purer pastures. I intend to keep the blog going. God bless you.

10:11 AM  
Blogger RogueMonk said...

I have nothing to add. Don't stop posting.

Now to the post...two questions:
1.) At what point do you/did you find the RCA move into the state of being apostate? In other words, when did the camel's back break from that last straw?
2.) If RCA is apostate (or when it becomes that way), what does that say about us all? In other words, is there a place for a remenant of the faithful or is the "apostate-ness" imputed to us all?

Blessings, RogueMonk

1:12 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

I believe that historically, the RCA began down a road to apostasy when they allowed women to serve as elders and then ministers. This had the effect of removing Scripture as the only authority for life and faith in the church (see Belgic Confession). Nearly 30 years later, we have reaped what we have sown, and now tolerate nearly any theological or moral position. That an RCA minister on Long Island, NY, feels comfortable in going public with his gay partnership on the "Room For All" website, is an indicator that we have have separated ourselves from the idea of a holy God, who demands a holy people. What all this says about us is that we do not fear God.

8:50 AM  
Blogger John Thornton said...


This is my first posting on this blog, so I hope it goes well. I have many reservations with the RCA. I have often told people it is a denomination that is "spiritually dead from the neck up." I stay in the RCA because of the people in the pews. They are great. They need leaders will to stand up for them against the evils that the current RCA heads are inflicting. Please feel free to email me. I too have felt the desire to depart the RCA, but I can not leave the people who so desperately need help. Now leading a group away...that is a different matter.

1:51 PM  

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