Monday, June 2, 2008

Bishop Adams of Western Kansas speaks up on the mess...

The Episcopal Church no longer recognizes the universality of Anglican Holy Orders and truly is no longer a member of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church most of us were ordained into. How far will the separation go? I fear it will eventually be complete and Episcopalians can throw away all the books which claim it is an Anglican Church because it will have divorced itself from its past and become something apart. Maybe that is what the majority want. Then those who have trouble with the historic Creeds of the Church can cut those out of the liturgies and declare a universal salvation at no cost or sacrifice. And it will be worth what people are willing to give for it. As little as possible.

From Drell's Descants.

1 comment:

David Handy+ said...

I'm glad you posted this outstanding letter, as devastating as is its caustic assessment of TEC and its bleak future. Alas, our beloved Episcopal Church has fatefully chosen to "walk apart" and go its own way, in deliberate defiance of the warnings of the leaders of the Anglican Communion (AC) five years ago that it would "tear the fabric" of the AC at its deepest level. And sadly, so it has.

But of course, the ramifications of that momentous choice extend far beyond the AC itself. Bp. Adams is quite right; TEC has chosen to depart not only from the majority of the AC, but from the authentic Christian faith, and has actually left the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church as well. It has chosen allegiance to and union with the world over Christ.

Unfortunately, TEC is not the first denomination to succomb to heresy and schism in this way. Nor will it be the last.

And that is why nothing less than a New Reformation is called for and will suffice. Well, so be it.

"Let goods and kindred go..."

Bravo, Bp. Adams.