16 Christian ministers in Donegal call for a “No” vote in referendum

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 16 Christian ministers in Donegal call for a “No” vote in referendum Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp The statement in full -As a group of leaders and church workers from a variety of Christian churches in Donegal we recognize that the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage is a major issue of discussion in our county. We believe that we have a moral and biblical duty to uphold God’s standards and God’s definitions, and as leaders in our churches to lead by example in calling others to do likewise.As such we wish to affirm that, according to the teaching of Jesus Christ, marriage is the permanent and life–long union, of one man with one woman, to the exclusion of all others.We celebrate marriage as set out in the Bible; therefore we are opposed to any redefinition of marriage or dilution of its terms.We believe that God has already defined marriage. He has done so because he knows what is best for individuals, for communities, for society and for nations. To alter what He has defined cannot be good for society.We believe too that the opening preamble of the Constitution commits us as a nation to legislation which is in accordance with God’s word. To redefine marriage is not simply to redefine marriage but to break with our constitution and to redefine Ireland.We stand on the brink—this is not simply a referendum about marriage. This is a vote for or against God and his ways, and it will have consequences for generations to come.‘Jesus said, “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”’ Matthew 19:4,5Rev. Mark Loughridge – Milford Reformed Presbyterian ChurchRev. Jonny McCollum – New Life Fellowship, LetterkennyRev. Christopher Pierce – Rector, Parish of Clondehorkey with Cashel & MevaghPastor Emmanuel Bruce – Kingdom Praise Fellowship, LetterkennyMr. David HardingPastor Tom Stewart – Donegal Living Hope Church, Donegal TownRev. Tommy Bruce – Letterkenny & Trentagh Presbyterian ChurchesRev. Stephen Wright – Convoy Covenanter ChurchVen. David Huss – Rector of Donegal Group of Parishes (Church of Ireland)Rev. Nigel Craig – Ray & Newtowncunningham Presbyterian ChurchesPastor Stephen Wilson – Letterkenny Baptist ChurchRev. Stephen Richmond – Donegal Town & Stranorlar Presbyterian ChurchesRev. Mervyn Carter – Raphoe Congregational ChurchMr. Eugen PetersRev. Stewart Glendinning – Carndonagh, Malin, Moville & Greenbank Presbyterian ChurchesRev. Knox Jones – Fahan Presbyterian Church By admin – March 26, 2015 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNorth West athletes secure Irish Sports Council fundingNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 26th March admin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Rev. Mark LoughridgeA group of 15 ministers and workers from a variety of Christian churches in Donegal have issued a statement calling for a no vote in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage.They say they believe they have a moral and biblical duty to uphold God’s standards and God’s definitions, and as leaders in our churches to lead by example in calling others to do likewise.The signatories say God has already defined marriage. He has done so because he knows what is best for individuals, for communities, for society and for nations. To alter what He has defined cannot be good for society.They conclude this is not simply a referendum about marriage. This is a vote for or against God and his ways, and it will have consequences for generations to come.One of the signatories of the statement is Rev Mark Loughridge of the MIlford Reformed Presbyterian Church. He’s been outlining how this statement came about…………>*Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mlougridge.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more