The Beginning of the End for the Episcopalians

by The Ecclesiologist

The debate of blessing same-sex marriage has all to often been the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many conservatives stuck in liberal denominations.  I have often lamented the way this looks to the onlooking world.  Fortunately, last weeks General Convention of the Episcopal Church gave the onlooking world a glimpse at all that is facing the communion:

  • The communion has spent $18 Million suing local congregation attempting to leave this year
  • The denomination voted to sell their headquarters at 815 2nd Avenue in midtown Manhattan which has a $37.5 million mortgage debt (this means the presiding bishop will no longer be hosted in the full-floor penthouse with a wraparound terrace)
  • The denomination endorsed cross-dressing clergy
  • The denomination debated a resolution which sought to establish funeral rites for dogs and cats
  • The denomination debated a resolution condemning genetically modified foods
  • The denomination voted to essentially apologize to Native Americans for exposing them to Christianity

A few years ago, the convention overwhelmingly refused to receive a resolution that stated that Jesus Christ is Lord. This year, they failed to pass a resolution which stated the denominations “unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved.”

It’s about more than just blessing same-sex marriages.  May the Lord have Mercy on the Episcopal Church and give strength to those who are fighting to pass on the faith once delivered to the saints.

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