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Some Representative Comments
Janet Gardner says:June 21, 2019 at 9:34 am
As a senior member, but not an elder, I pledge to pray, encourage and speak up within my congregation and beyond in the church at large. I am very concerned with regard to what is coming down under the Barrier Act.
Myrna Austen says:May 6, 2019 at 2:18 pm
Thank for your recent articles in Out of the Salt Shaker on the present dilemma facing our denomination. We have appreciated receiving this info and have passed it on to other members of our Bible Study group for prayer and discussion. Last year’s conference Thriving in Babylon was a life/faith changing event for us as we realized there were many folks in the PCC who believed as we do. Having left the United Church many years ago for the very same reason – church no longer believing the words of the Bible – we thought we were going to have to go through the same thing again. PSALT was reassuring that we were not alone.
Nate Dreesmann says:October 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm
I serve as the Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Support for ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians in the USA. I’m on a fact-finding mission to learn about the current state of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. Over the last two years, ECO has been contacted by a number of Presbyterian churches in Canada seeking advice and asking about the possibility of joining ECO. We don’t know if this is a reflection of individual churches or part of a larger conversation. We also do not want to undermine any efforts that PSALT or the Renewal Fellowship are making towards unity within the church.
Jeremy Parsons says:March 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm
Thank you for hosting the upcoming Thriving in Babylon Conference. I have only recently heard about it but am looking to attend. I am a Christian and a professional urban planner. I work with churches regularly that are flirting with closing their doors and often entertaining selling their land to developers. In many cases, the urban landscape loses both a historic church building and an embedded faithful congregation. The church in Canada has a unique challenge in how these communities and historic spaces become used or erased from cities and towns. If, in future conferences, you are looking for a speaker on this topic, please feel free to email me, I would be more than happy to discuss.
Ken Sewell says:November 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm
I sincerely appreciate your voice and look forward to reading more PSALT documents in the very near future. I will also be praying and looking for opportunities to share PSALT information with my fellow PCC elders and church members.
Georgina Bone says:March 14, 2017 at 3:23 am
A friend told me about PSALT. I was active in a Presbyterian Church until about two years ago. I left and have been worshipping very happily in a Congregational Church. However, I still have firm belief in Presbyterian doctrine. It is the institutional flaws that have made me seek a different worshipping community. I would be interested in hearing more about PSALT.
Roger Millar says:November 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm
The Session at my church recently decided to join PSALT because it expresses our theological concern for the future well-being of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and the convictions we hold dear for our denomination. Keep us informed!
Blake Walker says:August 22, 2016 at 8:54 am
Greetings and many thanks for the creative ministry of PSALT! I read an earlier PSALT statement on same-sex marriage which included a summary of the experience of a formerly lesbian professor in New York State. Every blessing in the ongoing ministry.
Robert Prebble says:August 18, 2016 at 11:23 am
I was overjoyed to discover this website two weeks ago. It presents the historic and biblical Christian faith within the PCC that is being silenced by the church and the secular cultural climate in which we live. As a member of a PCC congregation, I was really saddened by the current same-sex marriage issue that some are forcing on the church in the last 2 years. Since my home church minister signed an online petition supporting same-sex marriage, I have stopped attending indefinitely. I have been looking for a new church. Still, I am hopeful that this issue, though causing division and even separation, may be a serious catalyst for reform/renewal within the Presbyterian and Reformed movement. Currently, I am looking for God’s direction, wanting to be of assistance, praying for PSALT’s usage by God. Thank you for your effort in putting this website together. It has been a huge blessing and sign of encouragement.
Bruce Wilcox says:May 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm
Hello everyone there at PSALT! Just want to tell you that you have my full support. I am a elder/lay missionary and am standing firm in the same truths on these issues as you, but have to say that I am growing more pessimistic all the time about my future involvement in a denomination that refuses to defend its own statement of beliefs on marriage in Living Faith, and its own very good and exegetical work on these issues from 1994, etc. We have a divided denomination, divided presbyteries, and divided sessions because elders and ministers have been permitted to violate their vows of ordination regarding subordinate standards and pursuing a divisive course in the Church. Anyway, thanks again and please know my prayers are with you!
Mary Pat Elliott says:April 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm
I agree with and support your stand on the subject of “all inclusiveness”. May God bless your endeavours to maintain our Bible as His unalterable truths.
Derek McCormick says:April 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm
My wife and I just heard about PSALT this week and we are very encouraged to hear about your efforts to stop the trend away from the authority of the Scriptures.
Kurien & Lizy K. Kodiattu say:April 15, 2016 at 7:25 am
We are adherents almost at the verge of leaving this congregation, because of ALL its non-biblical beliefs. That is the time we have come across PSALT, and are encouraged that there is a remnant even here that believes in adherence to the Word of God – period. Keep up the good work, and please, please, do not stray from His Word. Blessings!
Guy Sinclair says:February 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm
I fully support this effort. Thanks for taking the initiative in starting such a needed support and ministry.
Jim Paterson says:February 14, 2016 at 8:02 pm
I am very concerned about the way the LGBTQI issue is being promoted in society and has now become an issue in our church. To be brief, I feel that we in the congregations are being “re-educated” to accept the not-new norms of society. This discussion to take place again at General Assembly would seem to me that Assembly assumes it has the right to make a decision for the denomination as a whole whereas in my humble opinion each congregation should have a secret ballot of all members with carefully worded unslanted questions as to their personal feelings on the subject. We are treading on very dangerous ground. I pray for God’s guidance.
Pat White says:February 1, 2016 at 9:48 am
This is a great website. I wish more people knew about it. With the issue of sexual conduct before the church, your view of Scripture is very helpful. God bless you in your work.
Mark Aarssen says:January 31, 2016 at 11:01 pm
I stand with Psalt. I pastor a rural church that is 90% apostolic in its position regarding the issue of human sexuality that is before the PCC. I do not know if I should begin to discuss with my session the need to begin considerations of formally separating from the PCC or wait it out. I would rather be in a position to move on our own if it becomes necessary.
Art Smith says:January 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm
We need PSALT in the PCC. This LBGTQI issue is only the tip of the iceberg. I believe that Satan has set this issue before us to keep us busy and focus our attention away from what really ails the church. The LBGTQI issue in my mind could be simply summed up in one question: “Is the homosexual act a sin, based on biblical authority?” The real issue, therefore, is what determines our doctrine, biblical authority or culture?
John Cruickshank says:January 20, 2016 at 8:31 am
Thank heavens that someone is standing up for orthodoxy. We have been despairing at the direction the Assembly seems to be going. If they prevail, we quit and will seek out another church home or just stay home. We are 76 and 73 years old.
Betty Geddes says:January 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm
You are answering my prayers for the PCC. I am one of the 10% (probably more) at our church who are disappointed in the direction of our leadership here and at Presbytery.
Bryan G. Zacharias says:January 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm
I am very happy about the existence of PSALT. I was introduced to you by Rev. George Malcolm, one of your signatories. I am very thankful for PSALT’s endeavour in this critical time. God bless you each and every one.
George Anderson says:January 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Hi Psalt! Thank you very much for the excellent website and all you are doing to strengthen our commitment to the Word of truth in these crucial matters. We are using your resources in our congregation. We have sent $500 to support your work, so keep up the good work.
Don Hanley says:January 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm
I am a retired minister in my eighties. Our minister is leading a six-week study of the document Body, Mind and Soul. I have read Justin Lee’s book Torn; thought it helpful. It was recommended by Bill Hybels of Willow Creek to a friend of mine who sent me a copy. I feel our church, although loving and generous and so on, lacks three big things: love of Scripture by the people, the purpose of making devoted and growing disciples, and desire for the Holy Spirit. I am praying for these as part of my ministry of intercession. I feel the study document is beyond most to understand and tends to lead people to be inclusive of the LGBTQI folks, and to lead people to think that not to be inclusive would be unloving. I am interested and will consider sending a donation.
Robert MacKenzie says:January 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm
I was pleased to see that a group was being formed to uphold the evangelical and orthodox banner on important theological issues. It is a good complement to the Renewal Fellowship and I will support both. I hope that PSALT is well received in the PCC.
Terry Hagen says:December 5, 2015 at 9:27 am
I see that this is a very new site. I am grateful to be able to add my support to this means of understanding and appreciating a more traditional Presbyterian Church.