My post yesterday said that "Episcopal bureaucrats want your building, but you can get lost."
Well, a congregation in Connecticut decided to walk away from their building and start over, away from Episcopal apostasy and corruption. And guess what an assistant bishop of Connecticut said?
In his announcement of the settlement with Trinity, Curry expressed relief that the dispute had ended — even though it resulted in the loss of a congregation."We're saddened that they've left the diocese," Curry said, "but we feel its very important to claim for the Episcopal Church those things that have been given to the Episcopal Church over the years."
(Emphasis added - source article is in the Hartford Courant. Hat-tip, TitusOneNine)
Back in about 258 AD, pagan authorities ordered a Deacon named Lawrence to hand over the "treasures of the church." His response, which cost him his earthly life, was to bring in a bunch of needy people and introduce them as "the wondrous riches of our God."
In Holy Scripture, the human being is the high point of God's creation. The Good News of Christianity is that Jesus Christ came into the world to give himself as a ransom for people, releasing them from bondage to the devil, the world and sin.
The Episcopal bureaucrats keep ignoring parts of the Bible in order to justify their sex lives, titles, power and perks. They don't realize that when you throw out what seem to be a few inconvenient verses of Scripture, you start to ignore the whole thing, including words like,
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21