Observation: Fissures Widen in Episcopal Community
This article very aptly shows how the majority of the Christian world perceives the Episcopal church and how difficult it is to bring in new people. Often when you tell them where you attend, the response is, “Oh, I’m sorry. I was looking for a Christian church.”
Individuals are free to embrace any religion they choose, or no religion, but it is irrational to declare oneself a Christian and then set about ignoring difficult parts of Scripture so that the word of God might bend to your will. That is what the leaders of the Episcopal Church invite the faithful to do. Consider Christianity, they declare, and if there are passages in the Bible that you can’t wrap your mind around, we will address those concerns with a vote at the General Convention. That’s not theology – that’s therapy. It’s not about salvation – it’s about affirming things you want to be true.
Perhaps the Episcopalian hierarchy is not working to improve upon man’s flawed comprehension of God’s will so much as they are working to improve upon the will of what they perceive to be a flawed God. That encapsulates the rupture within the Episcopal community. It will not mend.
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