Monday, March 8, 2010
The Episcopal Church and Satan
According to the Christian post (http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100305/episcopal-clergy-permitted-to-wed-gay-couples-in-d-c/index.html), Bishop John Bryson Chane made the announcement Thursday. "Through the grace of Holy Baptism, there are no second class members of the Body of Christ. We are of equal value in the eyes of God, and any one of us may be called by the Holy Spirit into holy relationships as well as Holy Orders." As if same-sex “marriages” were holy!?!
The article points out that Chane is joining Episcopal bishops in the states of Iowa, Vermont and Massachusetts “in permitting clergy to wed homosexual couples.” This is the result of the Episcopal Church national leadership approving “a resolution last summer allowing ‘bishops, particularly those in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are legal’ to ‘provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.’”
“Chane has cited the familiar Scripture passage on loving your neighbor as yourself as one of the reasons he felt ‘compelled’ to offer the sacraments of the church to gay and lesbian couples.”
I wonder if he will feel the same compulsion to sanction adultery and fornication, and even prostitution? I would think that loving one’s neighbor would not include aiding them in their rebellion against God.
Chane also claimed, "[I]f one is fully initiated into the Body of Christ, the Church, then one has full access to all the sacraments of the Church, including marriage, ordination and consecration.”
But if a person is truly in the Body of Christ, wouldn’t they give up sexual immorality, especially that of homosexuality - which God calls an abomination?
Those so-called Christians, such as Bishop Chane, will be among those who will hear Christ say, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”