Laura Smit On The Foolishness Of Romantic Dreams About The Mainline

Some of my friends in the CRC seem to think that this would be a good thing. They speak to me with wistful longing about the “freedom” of the PCUSA. This is a romantic vision that is unrelated to the truth. The PCUSA is not a place of freedom, but a place of chaos, lacking any clear direction, and losing members at an alarming rate. It is a denomination without a spiritual or theological center that is unequipped either to offer sustenance to its members or to proclaim the gospel to the world. There are faithful pastors and congregations within the PCUSA, many of whom are my dear friends, but they are working in a difficult mission field, and their situation should not be envied.

— Laura Smit, “The Christian Reformed Church: A Familiar Trajectory

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