COLUMBUS, OHIO (6/20/06)-The House of Deputies of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church today overwhelmingly refused to even consider a resolution that affirmed Jesus Christ as the "only name by which any person may be saved."
"This type of language was used in 1920s and 1930s to alienate the type of people who were executed. It was called the Holocaust. I understand the intent, but I ask you to allow the discharge to stay," said the Rev. Eugene C. McDowell, a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of North Carolina.
The convention's Committee on Evangelism first heard the resolution and discharged it to the chagrin of that committee's chairman, the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, a noted evangelist and director of Emmanuel Episcopal Center in the Diocese of West Tennessee. The Rev. Hubbard motioned to lift the resolution from the discharge list, but after...
Luke 18:8, We seem to be close! John 14:6, Jesus is the only way! Actually, there are no words or bible verses that will convince a carnal man of anything. As Christians we need to live more Godly lives and LOOK UP!
It is truly sad that some would claim Christ and ignore his wisdom. We deserve the scorn of an unfaithful wife.
We through our commities overrule the demands of Christ. We selfishly believe ourselves wiser than he. We say in our hearts, scoot over Jesus, we are more worthey to sit own your throne! We are more enlightened than you. You are so intolerat and judgmental!
Making ourselves the head we belittle the sovernity of Christ over his Church.
Lost is the awe we should feel for our rightful king, who like Moses sprinkled his congreation with the blood of the covenant, an like Nimrod we in our rebelion will attempt to make our own way to heaven.
Return to your first love, that your sins may be blotted, and our candle be not removed, being lukewarm, we are tastless to the one who loves us with and undying love.
To claim there are other paths to God we call Jesus a lier. What grater offence could we accuse the King of Kings?
Christ kingdom is not a democrasy, but a monachay with a rightous and just king. No democrasy of fallen men will be ever be just.
We would do well to return to our first love, deny self and pick up our cross, so he can lift us up!
Apon this rock is built his church, the gates of hell will not prevail!
If they refuse to claim the name and person of Jesus Christ as their saviour, and the only way to God, then they should no longer be considered a Christian group. If they allow sodomy and say Christ is only one of many ways to heaven, then it seems to be the broad path and it will lead to their distruction.
Didn't the Holocaust they are thinking of occur in the 1940s? Wasn't it committed by pagan Nazis and their flunkies, and not by Christians? I recall eugenics actions were conducted against handicapped people earlier. Not on the "believe Jesus or die" platform, however.
I think what the majority of the House of Deputies really seem to be saying is that they'd rather have a weak god of convenience rather than a strong sovereign God who will hold them accountable. If they have the former God, then they can please people; if the latter, they might have to listen to the rest of what Jesus says, and clean house regarding all those messy social sins so common to many folks in comfortable pews.
They have totally denied the central tenets of the historical Anglican confession of faith now---of justification by faith in Christ. I say they are no longer Anglican...nor could they be considered Christian. Forgiveness of sins is in the name of Jesus and not another.
From the full report: "Dr. Michael Howell of the Diocese of Southwestern Florida and a member of the Special Committee that deliberated the Convention's response to the global Anglican Communion's Windsor Report, told VirtueOnline that the discharge of Resolution D058 is "very much related" to the failure of Resolution A161 moments earlier.
A161 would place a moratorium on the consecration of homosexual bishops and the blessing of homosexual unions in a minimal effort to comply with the Windsor Report. It was soundly defeated on the floor of the House of Deputies Tuesday.
"If we cannot affirm the unique salvific power of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer a Christian church." Switching to a sarcastic tone, Howell declared, "We have no need for a Creed. Why do again what we did in the past?"
"This clearly shows that we are of a mind that does not affirm Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. And we should not be surprised that our church is dying spiritually," said Howell."
Now the question is: What are these individual men going to do; remain in the Episcopal church or separate?
2The 2:11 "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie"
2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Prediction correct in Episcopalian Church. (And the Anglicans)
"The convention's Committee on Evangelism first heard the resolution and discharged it to the chagrin of that committee's chairman, the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, a noted evangelist and director of Emmanuel Episcopal Center in the Diocese of West Tennessee. The Rev. Hubbard motioned to lift the resolution from the discharge list, but after heated debate, more than seven tenths of the House of Deputies rejected the motion."
To Colenzo Hubbard: "Come out from among her! Your allegiance is to be to Christ and His Word, not an apostate denomination unwilling to confess Christ as only Lord and Saviour."
Spurgeon wrote a tract for the Sword & Trowel about the Anglican (Episcopal) Church being but the Roman Church hiding behind a Protestant name. Here's the link: