Thursday, June 22, 2006

Episcopal Church Won’t Affirm Jesus Christ

From Shark and Shepherd, the fact that the Episcopal Church, at its General Convention, refused to approve a resolution saying that Jesus Christ is the key to salvation.

Indeed, liberals at the meeting prevented it from even being voted on. The claim was that it would be “controversial.”
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church decided this past week not even to vote on a resolution saying Jesus Christ was the “only name by which any person may be saved,” but heard the newly elected presiding bishop of the church — the first woman in that role — give a sermon using the expression “Mother Jesus.”

The canon theologian for the Diocese of North Carolina, the Rev. Eugene McDowell, saw evil residing in the resolution. “This type of language was used in 1920s and 1930s to alienate the type of people who were executed,” he was quoted as saying. “It was called the Holocaust.”
That’s right.

This is the sort of fellow who invokes the Nazis anytime he finds people disagreeing with him.

The highly controversial resolution says:
. . . the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church declares its unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved . . . and be it further

Resolved, That we acknowledge the solemn responsibility placed upon us to share Christ with all persons when we hear His words, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.”
The “Mother Jesus” business is typical of the feminist orthodoxy that has infected “mainstream” Protestant denominations for the last generation.

As we have discussed, the Presbyterian Church has approved language that allows (for example) “Mother, Child and Womb” or “Rock, Redeemer, Friend” to be used in place of “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” to describe the Trinity.

In the Episcopal Church, as in the rest of “mainstream” Protestantism, there is a war between a Christian view of the world and a liberal secular one. The liberals will claim that they are just promoting a more “inclusive” and “progressive” form of Christianity. But the reality is that on virtually every issue they side with secular leftists.

What moves them, in other words, is not Christianity, but a worldly philosophy.

In a post yesterday we suggested that the Episcopal Church might pass, by a narrow margin, a post condemning Satan and all his works.

We now have to revise our opinion. We now suspect that such a resolution wouldn’t pass. Or at least, would be considered too “controversial” to be voted on.


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