There is a time to unite groups and a time to separate, but we must be simultaneously zealous for truth and gracious toward other Christians.
The PC enominatio as founded in 1973 when a group of conservative pastors, elders, and lay people and their churches left the PCUS denomination (who later joined with the UPC to form the PCUSA) because men were being ordained who refused to acknowledge the Virgin Birth of Jesus and the bodily resurrection of Jesus and that the Bible is without error...there was also concerns over the ordination of women, and that foreign missionaries from the denomination were beginning to lose their focus on actually evangelizing the nations vs. just doing mercy or educational work. RC Sproul in a similar situation earlier recount how he was waiting to go through his exam along with another young man who was fretting about whether to “go with” the resurrection of Jesus or not and asked RC his opinion on what he should say...RC responded that he should tell the truth about what he actually believed… there is a time to separate and a time unite...later we joined together with the Reformed Presbyterian Church to strengthen our denomination.
We very easily divide into US AND THEM and sometimes assign motives to people which are not accurate...but there is also a temptation to compromise biblical doctrine so that people will like us.
Christ will unite all Christians, but we should never be afraid to preach the truth, HE himself will see that both ends are accomplished!
n Prayer Today:
Praise God for both grace and truth which come from Jesus Chris.