Skip to comments.Women Bishops Approved By Church Of England (Anglican)
Posted on 07/14/2014 9:42:16 AM PDT by sr4402
The Church of England has voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of wrangling over the role of women.
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In other news, the Church of England has also agreed to allow pagans to ritually sacrifice their children on the altars of Anglican cathedrals as part of their worship just as long as they clean off the blood afterward. The British government is also fine with this since the sacrifices constitute very, very late term abortions and will lower the burden on the National Health Service.
Lesson: the only way to end any round of wrangling with leftists is to give in to them. Case in point: gay marriage.
They are a puppet of the state, which had essentially threatened to make the decision for them if they failed to pass it. These are men of no faith and no allegiance to God. They want a paycheck.
There was a quote of approval from Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg. The article leaves out is Clegg is a avowed atheist.
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Those are positions of service, not leadership. In any case, the office of deaconess that existed in the early Church was never an ordained ministry. These women mentioned by Paul are the first of the company of consecrated widows and virgins, the predecessors of today’s religious sisters and nuns.
Furthermore, no woman can be a bishop because no woman can be a priest.
Paul most likely did not write this letter, so that in and of itself negates its value as being binding eternally on the church. It also contradicts what is authentically Paul in Galatians, 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus".
And why is that? Because 1st Timothy, which was not written by Paul, says so? See: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/1timothy.html.
Although it is interesting 1 Timothy presupposes married bishops, priests, and deacons ("husband of one wife"), which goes against the Roman Catholic rule that priests may not marry.
A good way to negate any scripture that one may disagree with.
I'm in the PCA. The PCA broke from the Presbyterian-USA denomination because they had denied the Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture.
That was in 1973 when they were using Tithe moneys for transporting girls across state lines for abortions and giving our tithes to the Sandinista Rebels in Central America.
Now, due to further negation of Scripture, the Homosexual marriages are coming to the PCUSA.
The Episcopal church did the same and ordained a woman bishop who immediately promoted the Goddess Gaia and was superseded by Homosexual Bishop.
Be very careful with Scripture. God has a special way of guarding it - something to do with Reprobation.
No woman can be a priest because all true priests exercise the priesthood of Jesus the bridegroom. A woman cannot be a bridegroom.
And is there any point in the Gospels where Jesus said that the Holy Eucharist could only be celebrated by men? He said "Do this in *remembrance* of me," not "Do this while thinking that you *are* me."
Show me in the Bible where it says that Christians should practice and believe only what is explicitly specified in Scripture. Show me where it says that Christians should disregard the oral teaching of the apostles. While you’re at it, show me in the Bible where it says what books are in the Bible in the first place. Go on, show me.