Skip to comments.Denominations make doctrinal compromises..(More Apostasy hits the church!)
Posted on 02/24/2009 10:16:27 AM PST by TaraP
Two mainline denominations have announced decisions indicating a further move away from Bible-based Christianity.
In Michigan, the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is an ordained Zen Buddhist. Northern Michigan's Episcopal congregations and delegates overwhelmingly elected the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester at their convention on Saturday.
The diocesan website says Thew Forrester "has practiced Zen meditation for almost a decade," and the Buddhist community welcomed his commitment by granting him "lay ordination." The website also says Northern Michigan's new bishop "resonates deeply" with "his own interfaith dialogue with Buddhism and meditative practice."
Meanwhile, Presbyterian Church (USA) representatives in Arkansas and central North Carolina have endorsed amending the church constitution to allow non-celibate homosexuals to be ordained as ministers, elders and deacons. The votes were taken at regional presbytery meetings on Saturday.
Homosexual men and women can be ordained in the PCUSA, but church standards currently forbid sex outside of traditional marriage between a man and woman.
The amendment goes into effect if a majority of the denomination's 173 presbyteries approve it. So far, 24 presbyteries have voted for the amendment and 39 have voted against it, according to the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a group that opposes ordaining non-celibate homosexuals.
“...Isnt all that odd that PCUSA and CPUSA seemt to have the same goals in mind..”
add ELCA, UCC and now the Methodist Church is adding their name to the list.
I feel paranoid - am I out of step - or them???
Ah, but only Presbyterian Church USA shares letters with Communist Party USA.
I misread - thought it was ECUSA instead of CPUSA - you’re right!!
And that would refer to the Rapture of the Church not the Second Coming of Christ....
We need to be ready for the Rapture..As Jesus comes as a thief of the night....
Tara, what part of “at the coming of the Son of Man” do you not understand?
That is absolutely referring to Christ coming again, as a thief IN the night, not OF the night. Like a burglar who comes when you are sleeping and not expecting it.
We need to be ready for anything this life throws at us, understanding fully that it could all end at any moment and that our Savior will welcome us into His arms when it does.
Seriously, quit trying to interpret Scripture and just read what it says. You understand that, while it says those living when He comes will be “caught up in the clouds” to meet him, the word “rapture” is not in scripture but rather one that man made up?
Just asking you to read scripture with an open mind and new eyes. It’s much better that all the stuff that flawed theologians throw at us.
Yes and the Bible is not in the Bible either..Harpazo is the rapture..Caught up..read Thessolonians..
We will be caught up with Jesus in the Air..Jesus is not Coming to earth, this is not the Second Coming..I understand Scripture very well...
The Antichrist will not cannot come to Power with the True Church of Christ on the earth..We will nto go through the Great Tribulation...
Fine. Whatever. You’ve apparently developed a complex theology based on men’s teachings, so stay where you’re comfortable.
And what does scripture say about the antichrist?
“Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.” I John 2:18-19
“Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.” II John:7
Sounds like the antichrist is — and has been — among us all along, unless, of course, we follow some extra-scriptural doctrine taught by men.
Thank you. I knew there was another one.