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?
VERY DISILLUSIONED WITH THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH