Skip to comments.Why the Episcopal Church is on Life Support
Posted on 04/29/2013 7:09:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
"The theology of Rome, the authority of Romethat was appealing to us," says Father Mark Lewis of St. Luke's Parish, the first US Episcopal church to join the Catholic Church under new Vatican rules.
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Every church that has tried to become more “inclusive” by jettisoning its beliefs and moral standards has just accelerated its demise. If you stand for nothing, you will get nothing.
Gonna’ happen to the United Methodists before too long as they “struggle” to find a united stance of condemnation of homosexuality and abortion. But the Methodist do, however, frown heavily on gambling. So, you see, they do have some standards.
What gets me is there is an alternative - the Anglican Church in North America. Very orthodox, supported by the Bible-believing churches in the Global South, and ultimately born of the ECLA heresies. All this without the issues with Roman Catholicism that caused the split in the first place.
Disgusting, but not surprising. On Judgment Day I would hate to be this priest who shepherded his flock to Rome.
The Church was started because King Henry VIII was seeking a divorce and the Vatican refused to grant it. So the King created his own Church, which is also proved to be a clever patronage device. The King confiscated Catholic Church properties for both himself and his loyal allies. Meanwhile countless thousands who opposed them were sent to a grisly death.
There’s way more to it than that. This was during the Reformation, and the doctrine of the Anglicans differs little from that of the Lutherans, who lack the King Henry connection.
Reformation was the issue in Germany. Martin Luther raised legitimate issues about the abuse and corruption regarding the sale of papal indulgences. In England....however....it was a pure power play.
It’s bizarre, the church took an unrepentant adulterer, fornicator and liar, who just happened to be a homosexual, and paraded him as thier moral idol.
This is similar to the northern kingdom of Israel worshiping other gods after breaking away from Judah and Jerusalem following Solomon's death.
Sadly, I predict the same outcome for liberal mainline churches as experienced by ancient Israel - utter destruction.
The Episcopal Church was on life support long before it bought into the gay agenda. It got rid of any belief or requirement that made its parishoners uncomfortable. It turned into a “feel good” religion. I actually had an Episcopal minister tell me once that he wasn’t sure if he believed in the divinity of Christ — that is no lie. When a church — any church — simply turns into a social services organization, it dies because there are plenty of other social services organizations around.
The same can be said for the Republican Party. Any attempt to be more "inclusive" to traditionally-Democrat constituencies results in the core staying home.
I left the UMC and am now an Anglican.
Best thing I have ever done. My church is a wonderful group of Bible believing folks. Our pastor preached the most amazing sermon yesterday - calling out Obama and dependence on government rather that God and the DOD putting evangelicals on watch lists. I have never in my life heard a pastor speak to the political issues of the day like that from the pulpit.
My MIL and husband are “reformed” Catholics, that means they attend the Episcopal Church some. I have attended with them in the past, decided not to do so again. The church is just so political. I am not comfortable with political from the pulpit.
I guess if you want to complete your apostasy ... you want to go big.
“Every church that has tried to become more inclusive by jettisoning its beliefs and moral standards has just accelerated its demise. If you stand for nothing, you will get nothing.”
Don’t forget that the Lutherans did frown on dancing.
I don’t think the Anglicans did.
If you are an apostate, why not bow to Antichrist?
The had a Book of Common Prayer that was particularly inspiring. Has then put on the funeral pyre too?