Monday, November 17, 2008

Anglican Trouble in Fort Worth

The Episcopal diocese of Fort Worth has voted to separate itself from the national church. This is only the beginning of what is surely going to be a long and ugly legal battle over property and authority. Pray for all involved.

I don't think the national Episcopal leaders grasp the problems in front of them or they don't see them as problems. The presiding head of the Episcopal church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, said:
The gospel work to which Jesus calls us demands the best efforts of faithful people from many theological and social perspectives, and the Episcopal Church will continue to welcome that diversity.
The problem that other Episcopalians see is that the diversity in theology allows for a relativism and "anything goes" mentality. As the article says:
Some of the controversy within the Episcopal Church erupted with the 2003 consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire. But others say differences run deeper and that the Episcopal Church is at odds with Christianity’s premises.

"Bedrock issues" are that Jesus is the divine son of God and the sole way to salvation and that the Bible is authoritative, Werley said.

1 comment:

John said...

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Will they ever learn? A break with a break, you cannot humanly put back a mirror that is broken as it was originally created. You can only view from what remains. You would have to return to what is the basis, the base of what formed the mirror in the first place, and recreate what was once lost. Only then can you see fully what was once seen. Then you will return to what they have lost: Wisdom.

"For she is an aura of the might of God and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.

For she is the refulgence of eternal light, the spotless mirror of the power of God, the image of his goodness.

And she, who is one, can do all things, and renews everything while herself perduring; And passing into holy souls from age to age, she produces friends of God and prophets.

For there is nought God loves, be it not one who dwells with Wisdom.

For she is fairer than the sun and surpasses every constellation of the stars. Compared to light, she takes precedence; for that, indeed, night supplants, but wickedness prevails not over Wisdom." Wisdom 7:25-30