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Church decision on Girls' Brigade disappointing

WITH all the reconciliation now in Ireland, it is sad to read about Killinchy Presbyterian Church demoting three non-members in the Girls' Brigade because they belonged to the Non-Subscribing Church 400 yards down the road.

Non-Subscribing means that members are not bound by compulsory subscription to man-made creeds and doctrines of faith. We declare allegiance to the principle the teaching of Christ must take precedence over the doctrines of a later time and Christian unity is to be sought in adherence to the Holy Bible's commandments.

Our faith also upholds the simplicity of the great commandments, namely: "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all you soul and with all your mind" and "You must love your neighbour as yourself."

The Non-Subscribing Church also has the motto "Let no man be a stranger."

Should the Presbyterian Church really be allowing these situations to arise?


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