We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Episcopals Can't Understand Scripture!

The Christian Post reports that a panel of Episcopal theologians are working on preparing "a paper on same-sex relationships in the life of the church." This group of "theologians" "very intentionally represents a robust range of views on the subject and includes gays and lesbian persons."

Wow - I am so happy to hear that a panel studying "same-sex relationships in the life of the church" includes same-sex advocates. This should be a really unbiased examination of what God's Word has to say, dontcha think?

According to church representative, Henry N. Parsley, Jr., the project is "designed to articulate theologically a full range of views on the matter of same-sex relationships in the church life and to foster better understanding and respectful discernment among us." Can you imagine them having a similar study on adulterous relationships within the church?

I don't understand this love affair the Episcopal Church has with same-sex relationships; don't they ever read the Bible to see what it has to say? The Bible is very, very clear in condemning same-sex relations, so what do they expect to discover in their study?

The study is not about discerning what the Bible says, because we all know what's there. This study is for one purpose only: the justification of a wicked behavior and the Episcopal Church's sanction of it.

Again I ask, are there no real Christians in this denomination? And if there are, why are you still there?!?!


Anonymous said...

It is a joke that they are even asking the question. As someone who has actually read the Bible, I'll be glad to save them some time:

100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.

100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.

100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).

0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.

Now the Episcopals can go back to making up new heresies.

Marie said...

They're beating a dead horse. Seems to me they've been trying to tease and torture Scripture in this direction since the mid-nineties....back in the days when I actually thought all Protestants were conservative and evangelical by definition.

I've grown up a bit since then. Evidently the Episcopal "church" hasn't.