BIN: At the Presbyterian Church’s 223rd General Assembly in June 2018, commissioners passed an overture calling on Real Estate Maximums (REMAX), an American international real estate company, to end the sale and rental of homes and apartments in all of Judea and Samaria.
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This initiative was finally acted upon when Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Office of the General Assembly of the PC (USA), sent a letter to RE/MAX asking that the company stop operating in Judea, Samaria, and sections of eastern Jerusalem. The letter cited “reputational risks” the company would face should they continue to operate in these areas. more …
Opinion: The letter was sent on August 14, 2019:
J. HERBERT NELSON, II
STATED CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Dear Mr. Contos,
As the chief elected officer of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I write to you concerning RE/MAX, LLC’s business operations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The 223rd General Assembly (GA) of the PC(USA) strongly passed an overture in June
2018 calling for RE/MAX to continue to do everything in its legal and moral power to stop facilitating the sale or rental of properties in Israeli settlement colonies in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, to exclude settlement property listings from its global database, and publicly urge that RE/MAX Europe stop its franchises from selling or renting property in Israeli settlement colonies in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read more
How, you might ask, could a Christian denomination that supposedly teaches from the Bible not know that God chose Abraham as His covenant people (Genesis 12:3), and Israel as their permanent and everlasting covenant land (Genesis 17:7-8)?
Once a denomination strays from the literal word of God, any and every evil thing is possible.
The Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), along with the Catholic Church, World Council of Churches, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church (ELCA), the Episcopal Church (TEC) and the United Church of Christ are replacement theology churches.
God, they say, has changed His mind and transferred the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant to the church. That it cannot be confirmed in the New Testament, and in fact the Apostle Paul says the opposite, is ignored:
“For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God.” Amen. Romans 9:3-5
(see more on replacement theology here)