Skip to comments.Clergy who don't believe in God
Posted on 07/04/2005 6:53:08 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
Clergy and laity show signs of schism over homosexuality, miracles and the Almighty
HUNDREDS of Church of England clergy doubt the existence of God and fewer than two thirds believe in miracles, a study out today says.
The report, published on the eve of the General Synod, refers to very fragile faultlines along which the Church of England could be torn apart. Congregations are much more conservative than most of the comparatively liberal clergy preaching to them.
The report says that if committed Anglicans are clear about one thing it is the existence of God: 97 per cent have no hesitation in affirming His existence. Yet, it continues, one in 33 clerics doubts the existence of God. If reflected throughout the Churchs 9,000 clergy the finding would mean that nearly 300 Church of England clergy are uncertain that God exists.
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If these clowns don't believe in God, what exactly do they believe in?
This is the apostate church that will deny Christ and follow a man instead - the Antichrist - who is due to rise to power from the EU.
Pope Paul said the Antichrist is alive and well, and will come out of the liberal New Age movement.
There's nothing in the Bible that says the 666 liberal will be welcomed in the U.S. "World" in the ancient text can also mean land or city. In other worlds, the land they were aware of at the time.
It is a job, you ought to see the house my former rector lives in. I am so glad I got out of that fake church
They worship the "Palestinians".
Can you even be a member of the clergy if you don't believe in God? Shouldn't that be met with automatic excommunication?
The Church of England went through a similar period in the eighteenth century, when doubt was endemic among the clergy who basically held their jobs for the perks and not from any religious commitment. The revival led by John Wesley turned things around. Although his direct influence was on the Methodists, he also inspired a revival in the C of E.
These guys became preachers because it was a career path like nursing or counseling or sociology. They majored in it in college and seminary. It's a lot like history (that's the whole substance of the Harvard and Yale and other Ivy divinity schools). It is a clinical study of religion, as though religion were a sociological concept. Frikken cute.
There ought to be one requirement for the ministry. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Period.
Anyone that doesn't believe that isn't a believer.
I have to wonder what they're doing there in the first place...
Check this one out.
Sigh, I've heard of this before. Such clergy think of themselves simply as "providing a service."
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Yepper - the signs are all there. My Pastor says to look for someone from the EU that is a great economist as the Anti-Christ. The churches are becoming more and more apostate which means that Satan has infiltrated them as the "liberals" have infiltrated our own government.
Big deal - I'm a social worker but I don't believe in Socialism. I just believe in helping people.