|Episcopalians seek to prevent split over gay ordination|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 25 September 2007 14:50|
Leaders of the Episcopalian Church are working feverishly to prevent a split over the denomination's ordination of homosexual bishops. The denomination has been told it must agree not to appoint another openly gay leader by September 30th, or the communion between the Episcopalian and Anglican Churches would be severed. The denomination was the first to consecrate an openly homosexual bishop in 2003. The Episcopal Church is one of the most liberal in the Anglican body, recently appointing a woman to head the denomination... a woman who believes that God created homosexuality and has prayed to Jesus Christ as a feminine God. Last year the Episcopalian conference voted against a resolution declaring that Jesus Christ was the only name whereby we can be saved. "Jezebel" Schori admitted herself that "if we insist that we know the one way to God, we've put God in a very small box". Even a babe in Christ knows there is only one way to God, "I am the way... no man cometh unto the Father but by Me", John 14:6. Unfortunately Schori isn't the only one who is denying the Lord that bought them (2nd Peter 2:1). Another is Pastor Joel Osteen, who has stated on television that he doesn't know if devout atheists are going to heaven or not. My people perish for lack of knowledge! But what irritates me most about this article is the way the homosexual issue is being portrayed. With the abortion issue, those who are in favour of it are called "pro-choice"... the right for a woman to chose whether her child lives or not. It puts a nice gloss on the brutal practice of abortion. Those who are in favour of life are called "pro-life" or more often than not, "anti-abortionists" by the mainstream media. Even in this article we have a similar theme, with those who are in favour of a more liberal approach to God's laws portrayed as benevolent, tolerant people...
Quote: "Most overseas Anglicans are traditionalists who believe the Bible bars gay relationships. But liberals are a majority in the 2.2 million- member Episcopal Church. They emphasize biblical teaching on justice and tolerance.
I've never heard so much claptrap in all my life. I know where they are coming from though, for homosexual "Christians" believe that because Christ never publicly opposed homosexuality, that He must have been condoning it. The Lord Jesus Christ was a Jew, and adhered strictly to the spirit of the law of Moses. The Lord Himself stated that He had not come to destroy the law and the prophets, but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17), and the T'Nach states that homosexuality is an abomination in God's eyes (Leviticus 18:22). Now before I am accused of bigotry, it also condemns a lot of other things, including fornication and adultery. And although the Lord forgave the woman caught in the act of adultery, He gave her a command, "go and sin no more", John 8:11. Homosexual "Christians" will say that homosexuality was not Sodom's main sin, rather it was pride, idleness and fullness of bread (Ezekiel 16:49). But this verse speaks of Israel, not Sodom. Sodom's sin is mentioned in the book of Jude...
And then we have the passages in Romans 1 and 2, which are perhaps the most descript in dealing with homosexuality. Homosexual "Christians" emphasizing teaching on justice and tolerance! They don't know the meaning of the words. If we had true justice, we would all be in hell right now. And Jesus Christ had compassion on people, but He never tolerated sin in any shape or form. Praise God that Jesus Christ was willing to give His life as sacrifice for our sins, but I fear that the Western Church is in danger of being spewed out of His mouth for its toleration of this Jezebel spirit.