Is liberal Christianity signing its own death warrant?

Jul 26, 2012 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story: www.virtueonline.org

The Rt. Rev. Mark Joseph Lawrence, the Episcopal bishop of South Carolina, fears for the future of his church.

One week after the U.S. Episcopal Church overwhelmingly voted to approve a provisional rite for blessing gay unions and the ordination of transgender people, Bishop Lawrence said in an interview with NBC News that his denomination is moving too far out of the mainstream ...
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RevKen wrote:
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The "bolt out of the blue" is probably found in every cultural theology where thunderstorms occur.
I don't recall ever finding that "theology" in either the Old or New Testaments.

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I don't recall ever finding that "theology" in either the Old or New Testaments.
LOL!!!....

Lightning is a natural event, Joe.

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NATURAL...so is rattlesnake venom. Be careful with NATURAL....

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NATURAL...so is rattlesnake venom. Be careful with NATURAL....
That's a fact, too!

But, Lightning IS a natural phenomenon. That is why people who play golf do not go around with their golf club held above their head when thunder is crashing anywhere nearby. Neither do they go looking under bushes, nose first, for a lost golf ball where Eastern Diamondback rattlers are likely to be hanging out.

Earthquakes are natural events, also. When Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, even though they were corrupt villages, the event that destroyed them was a natural event.

Timing is everything, including a bolt out of the blue.

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Jesus signed a death warrant to Conservative Pharisaical Judaism.

It hasn't died after 2,000+ years.

Of course there are many people who just hate change, even when for the best....

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Jesus signed a death warrant to Conservative Pharisaical Judaism.
It hasn't died after 2,000+ years.
Of course there are many people who just hate change, even when for the best....
Pharisees abound...

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Jesus signed a death warrant to Conservative Pharisaical Judaism.
It hasn't died after 2,000+ years.
Of course there are many people who just hate change, even when for the best....
Agreed. Small minded people think of change as admitting they're wrong. They can't grasp change as being an adaptation to something better.

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Agreed. Small minded people think of change as admitting they're wrong. They can't grasp change as being an adaptation to something better.
You've described Joe Decaro.

God has always had problems with those who refuse to keep an open heart and mind, just as Jesus did with tradition for the mere sake of tradition.....

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<quoted text>Pharisees abound...
And not a member of TEC among them.

LOL.....

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You've described Joe Decaro.
God has always had problems with those who refuse to keep an open heart and mind ...
... your mind is open to everything that your eclectic sect has embraced: islamism, hinduism, etc.

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... your mind is open to everything that your eclectic sect has embraced: islamism, hinduism, etc.
There are many mansions in my Father's house, if it were not true I would tell you....

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There are many mansions in my Father's house ...
For His friends, not strangers.

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For His friends, not strangers.
Either the Kingdom of God is for everyone or it is not. MY GOD loves ALL of his children....not just the one Joe DeCaro proclaims he loves.
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<quoted text>Either the Kingdom of God is for everyone or it is not. MY GOD loves ALL of his children....not just the one Joe DeCaro proclaims he loves.
Of course He does. He loved all of us enough to go the cross for our sins. God's abundant grace. But like any gift, freely given or not, one has to pick it up and open the package, accept the gift and use it. When we reject His sacrifice and His offer of living water by turning our back on the Giver, it is not His lack of love for us that condemns us but our own ingratitude and pridefulness. He gives us what we choose and if you choose disobedience, rebellion and sin, he lovingly gives you your choice - separation from Him. I don't hear anyone say God doesn't love you. I hear them say that by your actions and rebellious spirit, you have chosen to walk apart from the One (no - not HER) that you claim to love. Encouraging you to take advanatage of God's gift is not hatred of you and, in fact, is infinitely more loving than the license Ken the false prophet spews forth to scratch your itching ears.
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"But Jenna Guy, an Episcopalian from Iowa, said when the gay-rites vote was taken that the issue is important to the younger generation of Episcopalians and that the resolution would bring more people into the church."

What planet does she live on? Church after church that has tried to appease the left and the gays has found itself failing, losing members, and in no way bringing more people into the church. "Liberal Christian" is almost as much of an oxymoron as "gay Christian" is. While the left and the gays can say they are Christians, it appears they have in no way turned their lives over to God. BTW, I know of a large number of churches that have not watered down their standards to accept gays nor are they attractive to liberals. Funny thing is, they are thriving!

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fr "Chance":

>..."Liberal Christian" is almost as much of an oxymoron as "gay Christian" is. While the left and the gays can say they are Christians, it appears they have in no way turned their lives over to God...<

How do YOU know that for a FACT? I'll tell you: you don't.

Please, chance/snickers, grow UP and get a life. Get secular counselling for your anti-gay rantings.
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Of course He does. He loved all of us enough to go the cross for our sins. God's abundant grace. But like any gift, freely given or not, one has to pick it up and open the package, accept the gift and use it. When we reject His sacrifice and His offer of living water by turning our back on the Giver, it is not His lack of love for us that condemns us but our own ingratitude and pridefulness. He gives us what we choose and if you choose disobedience, rebellion and sin, he lovingly gives you your choice - separation from Him. I don't hear anyone say God doesn't love you. I hear them say that by your actions and rebellious spirit, you have chosen to walk apart from the One (no - not HER) that you claim to love. Encouraging you to take advanatage of God's gift is not hatred of you and, in fact, is infinitely more loving than the license Ken the false prophet spews forth to scratch your itching ears.
GOD walked in The Garden alone; but all that changed when HE called The Golem to do a makeover on the place
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Now GAY people go to the Garden of Eden so we don't have to put up with you in heaven or hell for an eternity
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GOD walked in The Garden alone; but all that changed when HE called The Golem to do a makeover on the place
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Now GAY people go to the Garden of Eden so we don't have to put up with you in heaven or hell for an eternity
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Lookin' good! ;o))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zKAW96N-VmsXX
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I thought you all went to heaven no matter what perversion you embrace. Adam and Steve?

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Gee Kid
I thought you all went to heaven no matter what perversion you embrace. Adam and Steve?
Hey christard... it was adam and Lilith
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Gee Kid
I thought you all went to heaven no matter what perversion you embrace. Adam and Steve?
If it wasn't for Steve; Adam would still be a virgin
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