Andrew Dionne

Andrew Dionne

Andrew Dionne is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Evangel Presbytery) in Spartanburg, SC. He serves on the boards of Clearnote Pastors College and Personhood South Carolina. He has six children and a lovely wife.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (13); the sin that must not be written

Before moving to the next allegation, let us state for the first time, here, that this Report and the men who wrote it have proven themselves incapable of beginning to understand or provide wise pastoral care for all those claiming any of the LGBTQ identities because of their refusal to acknowledge that the sin of effeminacy—not homoerotic desire—is the sin that binds Revoicers together.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (12); words unfitly chosen

Take “allegation” for instance: over and over any and all criticisms of Revoice are smeared with this term. But a huge proportion of the concerns expressed by fellow believers and church officers, most of it written, are simple criticisms—the sort that are the bread and butter of presbytery life.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (11); Missouri Presbytery packages the allegations

It’s not hard to dispense with charges one formulates oneself with no accountability for how one formulates them. This is the reason straw-man arguments are insidious. Men are fooled by them.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (10)

There’s a reason nothing like Revoice has ever appeared among Biblical churches across two millenia of church history. The Church has always recognized the duties required and sins prohibited by the Seventh Commandment.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (9); selective memory

This Timeline weaponizes information by hiding negative things while being very specific with information that shows Revoice, Pastor Johnson, and Memorial Presbyterian Church in a better light.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (8)

What everyone refuses to admit is that it is sin to live contrary to the sex God made us; that our sex is assigned by God and we are to obey it; that this is the reason the Apostle Paul writes not just that men who lie with males (arsenokoitai, sodomites), but also men who play the woman (malakoi, effeminate), will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1Corinthians 6:9, 10).

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (7)

Before turning to the next mess of self-incrimination, it needs to be said that none of these Committee members had any idea how self-incriminating their words would be. Had they known, they would never have written them.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (6)

…stop talking about it and do your dirty work already.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (5)

It is imperative the reader understand there was never any action taken by Missouri Presbytery to remove the scandal and protect the sheep. No member of Missouri Presbytery filed charges against Pastor Johnson. It was left to Pastor Johnson himself many months later to file charges against himself toward the end that his presbytery’s investigation would vindicate him and his session.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (4)

Five of the eight men appointed by Missouri Presbytery to “investigate” Revoice had spent years creating Revoice. They are investigating themselves…

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