It was not my intention to start a debate with Mr. Robin King publicly through your paper. It is still not.
As a Christian I felt obligated to address statements that clearly contradict the accepted teachings of the Church lest they be construed by the public as representing what we all believe.
The churches may have differences, but doctrinally we would all hold to basic and fundamental teachings such as the inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible, the Holy Trinity, man’s fallenness and his need for a Savior, the uniqueness and perfection of the atonement of Jesus Christ, His perfect humanity and divinity, the Church’s call to proclaim Jesus as Lord and Saviour, etc.
In my letter I called Mr. King to repentance. He has chosen to harden his heart. And so I will commit him into the hands of his elders, or board, members of his congregation, whomever may be his over-seers in the United Church, and entrust him to God and pray for His mercy to him.
If he would like to discuss this further I would be quite happy to meet with him for a one-on-one chat. I would simply remind Mr. King at this time that your calling as an ordained minister is not to, “challenge existing structures” but to be an ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20). May I be permitted to remind you that Jesus was not calling merely for change but reformation (returning to the right path, something I am calling Robin to do).
As for the Church being a “human institution”, read the Book of Acts, and the Epistles of the apostles, especially Ephesians 4:11-13. I’ll end with this for your consideration: The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). Truth is always true. Culture, likes or dislikes, tastes and preferences do not change that.
Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon.