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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The Argument for a Traditional Presbyterian Church (USA)

I have long felt that many of the "progressive" views supported by Presbyterian (USA) were inconsistent with the Christian faith (especially those which question whether Jesus' resurection was bodily and those which allow that other faiths may be just as True...or rather that there is no one truth). Now comes statistical support for the notion that "progressive" viewpoints are detrimental to the denomination. A survey of American Christian denominations finds that:

Presbyterian Church U.S.A. had a recent decline in membership over a ten year period of 11.6% (the greatest amongst all denominations)

The more conservative Presbyterian Church in America, on the other hand, had an increase of 42.4% over same time period.

As I have always believed (at least since I considered such things), if someone wants a watered down Christianity to make them feel good about themselves and others, then they are not likely to have a need or great desire to belong to a church.

The survey can be found at


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