Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm right again about the spiritually bankrupt Episcopal Church

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


Alice C. Linsley said...

The story of Deacon Lawrence is to apt. May his memory be eternal!

BTW, I started Map Cluster at Just Genesis, following the lead of my 2favorite Episcopal priests - Fr. Tim and Fr. Rick Lobs. Please visit. I need a red dot in teh middle of the country. All my red dots are in the southeast, far west, and one in New Hampshire. : )

Matt Perkins said...

I liked the reference to Lawrence. If I remember correctly, at that time of persecution, those who turned over material "treasures" like copies of the Scriptures were known as Traditores. It was actually a controversy as to whether those who had turned over things like the Scriptures to be burned would be allowed back into the church - I think eventually they were. Lawrence certainly got it right though when he presented those needy people as "the wondrous riches of God."

robroy said...

Did you look in the comment section of the story?

TLF+ said...

I hadn't, robroy - thanks for suggesting it. And thank you for your sober, factual comment there...and for weathering some of the insane responses. More and more, TEC and its allied apologists seem to be a "haunt of demons."

Alice C. Linsley said...

Hey, Matt Perkins! How nice to read a comment from Northwest Anglican at Northern Plains Anglican. : )

I hope you are doing well, my friend, in pursuit of that Law degree.