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?
Ah, yet one more reason why I don’t claim to be a part of a denomination.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;…
So the falling away is under-way. Even so, Come Lord Jesus!
for posting this – I was hoping to get it up on my blog, too. I may just point people to yours.
I am an Episcopalian in a conservative church within a liberal diocese. It is so hard to hear the news that continues to pout out of ECUSA! Please pray for those of us fighting for Truth in our church!
You probably know that the newly elected FEMALE bishop of the Episcopal church used the term, “Our Mother, Jesus,” in her first sermon in the role. She also believes that homosexuality is not a sin.
Here is a link to another blog, “The Bride has a Black Eye” that talks about it. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/KerryLeighinNC/155933/
I am on a forum with many Episcopalians. Most, it seems are willing to just fall in line behind the hierachy of the church. It is so sad to me that the enemy is deceiving so many. I’m sure there are plenty of Episcopalians that love the Lord and are horrified by the recent events in their church. What to do? I say get out and find a chuch that still believes the Bible is God’s word to us and it is true.