The Episcopal Church of the United States has officially walked away from the Christian faith, that which has been delivered to us from the apostles:
At the Episcopal convention, Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon, a principal conservative in the denomination, fought for a resolution that would constitute a “reaffirmation of what some have called ‘the scandal of particularity’ of the Cross.”
The resolution was hotly debated, with one member even evoking the Nazis’ genocide of the Jews.
“This type of language was used in the 1920s and 1930s to alienate the type of people who were executed. It was called the Holocaust. I understand the intent, but I ask you to allow the discharge to stay,” said the Rev. Eugene C. McDowell, a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of North Carolina, as quoted on Virtue Online, a conservative Episcopal Web site, on June 21.
Judy Mayo from the Diocese of Fort Worth supported Dr. Harmon’s resolution. “My friends, this is a church convention, and this is the very essence of our faith,” she said. “This may be the most important thing we deal with at this entire convention. … Surely we can say together that Jesus Christ is Lord. And if we can’t, we have no reason to be here.”
But liberals won the day as the House of Deputies voted overwhelmingly against the resolution that would affirm Jesus Christ as the “only name by which any person may be saved.”
May the Lord have mercy on His church. Contratimes, an Episcopalian, writes on the imperialism of the modern Episcopal Church of the United States: “It has become — as I’ve said too many times to count — the Unitarian Church with a fetish for vestments.” What will the Episcopalians do, those who are Christians and who desire to worship in a Christian church?