A historic church in North Carolina that predates the creation of the United States is the latest church to cut ties with the liberal Presbyterian Church USA.
Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, founded in 1756, officially left the PCUSA last week over three issues.
Interim Pastor Alex McFarland explains the issues that drove the church out of the PCUSA fold.
"Number one was disagreement over the exclusivity of Jesus as Savior,” he says. “Second was the PCUSA's endorsement of gay 'marriage' and the ordination of homosexuals. And third was just dismissing biblical authority in general."
McFarland, who also co-hosts the program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s AFR Talk network, says churches that are growing are ones that preach the gospel and recognize the authority of scripture.
"And in doing that, I believe those churches really have the favor of God on them,” he says. “The more liberal and left-leaning churches – those that are more progressive, abandoning traditional marriage, redefining morality- those are the churches and denominations such as PCUSA that are simply dying."
Buffalo Presbyterian will now affiliate with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.