Bishop wallops own LGBT-affirming denomination over sin

Discussion in 'Apostasy in the Local Church' started by Kaatje, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    A lone Episcopal bishop is holding true to biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality, and a conservative Anglican group is grateful for his unpopular stance in the liberal denomination.

    A pro-homosexual resolution that passed earlier this year by the Episcopal Church General Convention is being described as a "compromise" for bishops who refuse to officiate a same-gender marriage ceremony.

    The allowance went into effect Dec. 2 but, so far, it appears only one bishop, William Love, is refusing to abide by the resolution. He wrote in an eight-page letter that the Episcopal Church and "Western society" have been "hijacked" by the "Gay Rights Agenda," which he described as well-organized, well-financed, and very powerful.

    Episcopal News Service reports the letter was read aloud to several congregations in and around Albany, New York, where people were in tears, angry and upset that the pastor described homosexuality as "sinful and forbidden."

    What really happened in that letter is that Bishop Love pinpointed the problem in the Episcopal Church, says Rev. Phil Ashey, president & chief executive officer of the American Anglican Council.

    "It's collapsed and it has compromised," Ashey says of the Episcopal Church, "and exchanged biblical truth about human nature and human flourishing for a compromised and really poisonous secular vision."

    Ashey predicts that Love will be the next target of his denomination's ongoing effort to punish dissenting clergy, which has cost approximately $60 million in litigation over seizing church properties.

    "Some of which they've turned over to other religious groups," says Ashey, "including Muslims, rather than negotiate settlements with departing Anglicans."

    Love isn't totally alone, however: the news service quotes a church rector who said the letter was "bathed in love and God's holy word."

    "It was very compassionate," said the pastor, "and it was very factual as to what almighty God says in his Bible."
  2. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Erika see if you can update this later on. I am betting this bishop get excommunicated.
  3. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    I’m afraid you’ll be right.
    So sad.
  4. John Robinson

    John Robinson Member

    If he was truly called to be a pastor, he could do that in any conservative church, or start his own.
    Me, I'd run away from that apostate bunch like my hair was on fire.
  5. Andy C

    Andy C Well-Known Member

    Yes, this logic does not floursih in many establishments that call themselves a church.
  6. Sojourner414

    Sojourner414 Well-Known Member

    Agreed; any time there is major issues like that which contradict Scripture, if they will not repent of it, then it's up to each of us to find a solid place and abandon "Sodom and Gomorrah".

    I had to do that recently with a place online, albeit not of my own free will. But in the end, it was for the best.
  7. Everlasting Life

    Everlasting Life Through Faith in Jesus


    I'm sorry, that's the funniest expression I've heard in a long time. agree with your serious sentiment. :ohno

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