Presbyterians stir debate by rejecting popular new hymn

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  1. Dennis Bragdon says:

    “People think that we’ve taken the wrath of God out of the hymnal,” Bringle said. “That’s not the case. It’s all over the hymnal. The issue was the word ‘satisfied.’” That term was used by the medieval theologian Anselm, who argued that sins offended God’s honor, and someone had to die in order to satisfy his honor. The 15-member committee rejected Anselm’s view and voted 9-6 to drop the hymn.”

    Wonder where Anselm got that idea? Could it be … the Bible?

    Ezekiel 5:13 – “Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will vent my fury upon them and satisfy myself. And they shall know that I am the LORD—that I have spoken in my jealousy—when I spend my fury upon them.” (ESV) (See also, similarly, Ezekiel 16:42, 21:17, & 24:13.)

    Is Ezekiel not in the Presbyterian Bible anymore?

    This is the Word of the Lord – thanks be to God!