South Carolina Episcopalians break away from U.S. church
A majority of parishes in the conservative Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina voted on Saturday to leave the U.S. Episcopal Church over disagreements on issues including the national church's ordination of gay clergy and acceptance of same-sex unions.
The South Carolina diocese is the fifth Episcopalian diocese in the United States to leave the church's national body.
The vote at a convention in Charleston followed the U.S. Episcopal Church's certification last month that South Carolina Bishop Mark J. Lawrence had abandoned the church's doctrine, discipline and worship.
"This has never been about who is welcome or not welcome in our church," Lawrence said at the convention, attended by about 200 people. "It's about what we shall tell them when they come."...
While looking over the latest child molestation in Australia on its ABC, my eye was caught by this article, The triumph of the radicals?) Women bishops and the Church of England. It was written by a well-known Aussie Anglican theologian. Apparent the Australian branch of the Anglican church also blocked women bishops He is against the proper Principles of Bible Interpretation, which apparently the first person to comment on the article was for, which the second an Evangelical(?)(!) commentator like the author was against.
For the above sermon,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: .... The challenge for us is to approach the Bible to learn and study what it says without reading into it what we want it to say. There are certain principles that can be applied that will allow us to rightly divide the Word and understand what God has said, and what He meant when He inspired the men who wrote it down. The basic rules of interpretation discussed follow the literal, grammatical, historical hermeneutic.
You wouldn't be surprised that they remained that long, if you were a former Catholic or Methodist as I was. You know the old saying or a paraphrase of it, "We prefer the old evil we do know, to the new possible good that we don't." Since I took the Bible literally, I was by my conscience forced out of the Methodist Church, we have others here who have been presented the truth so clearly by many, and, no, Are We Really Catholic Bashing? or bashing other churches as such but their doctrines lead people directly to hell, as you pointed out former Russ, "The faith of Anglicans is founded in the scriptures, the traditions of the apostolic church, the apostolic succession â "historic episcopate" and the early Church Fathers...." Anglicanism.
It should also be added, '...the State Church, which the great reformers had planted, and which some of them had watered with their blood, presented the spectacle which went far to justify the sarcasm of an eminent writer, that she possessed "A Popish Liturgy, a Calvinistic Creed, and an Arminian Clergy."' excerpt from the The Down Grade.
Tartarus, right? ...because nobody is in Hell yet? Or is it Sheol? Hades maybe? After the great white throne judgement, then Satan, his angels, and all humans seperated from God will THEN be thrown into Hell, correct?
I don't know what Episcopal's are but I can't believe that any Bible believing and preaching church has gay clergy and supports gay unions. I'd be afraid that God himself would come down, wrap my spirit in chains, and throw me down to Tartarus.