Parishes free to choose own ecclesiastical future, says bishop

Nov 18, 2012 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story: www.virtueonline.org

The Bishop of South Carolina, Mark Lawrence told the majority of his clergy and parishes that they have been set free to go wherever they want ecclesiastically. He has made no decision as to what he and those who follow him will do.

Those who stay are free to opt out and free to decide their future, he said. The diocese, under Lawrence, still retains the name and legal seal of the Diocese of South Carolina. It will continue under that name and seal even though it is no longer a diocese of The Episcopal Church ...
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"Those who stay are free to opt out and free to decide their future, he said. The diocese, under Lawrence, still retains the name and legal seal of the Diocese of South Carolina. It will continue under that name and seal even though it is no longer a diocese of The Episcopal Church.

"'Those who are not with us, you may go in peace; your properties intact. Those who have yet to decide we give you what time you need. Persuasion is almost always the preferable policy, not coercion. By God's grace we will bear you no ill,' he told his diocese ...

"'We have many friends among the bishops, priests and laity of TEC, and we wish you well. Furthermore, I bear no ill toward the Episcopal Church. She has been the incubator for an Anglican Christianity where God placed me many years ago ...

"'To all who will continue with us: Let us rend our hearts and not our garments. Let us be careful not to poison the waters of our communities with our differences with TEC. We shall move on ...'"

But will PB Schori let God's people go?

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Joe DeCaro wrote:
from virtueonline:
"Those who stay are free to opt out and free to decide their future, he said. The diocese, under Lawrence, still retains the name and legal seal of the Diocese of South Carolina. It will continue under that name and seal even though it is no longer a diocese of The Episcopal Church.
"'Those who are not with us, you may go in peace; your properties intact. Those who have yet to decide we give you what time you need. Persuasion is almost always the preferable policy, not coercion. By God's grace we will bear you no ill,' he told his diocese ...
"'We have many friends among the bishops, priests and laity of TEC, and we wish you well. Furthermore, I bear no ill toward the Episcopal Church. She has been the incubator for an Anglican Christianity where God placed me many years ago ...
"'To all who will continue with us: Let us rend our hearts and not our garments. Let us be careful not to poison the waters of our communities with our differences with TEC. We shall move on ...'"
But will PB Schori let God's people go?
LOL!!!!.....

What a ridiculous question.

Bp. Lawrence says he will not let go of the moniker "Diocese of South Carolina." Do you suppose that name is on bank accounts, etc.?

Might be.

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Bp. Lawrence says he will not let go of the moniker "Diocese of South Carolina." Do you suppose that name is on bank accounts ...
The account number is what counts.

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The account number is what counts.
Interesting view of Jesus' community.

I see more and more every time you post what's important to you and it's not love, compassion or forgiveness: it's nothing that Jesus taught, it's everything else.

Still playing the Pharisee and getting darned good at it.

Kudos.....

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I see more and more every time you post what's important to you and it's not love, compassion or forgiveness: it's nothing that Jesus taught ...
I didn't know the spiritually blind could see anything, but we've seen TEC's version of love, compassion and forgiveness by its lawyers, and it's not what Jesus taught.

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I didn't know the spiritually blind could see anything, but we've seen TEC's version of love, compassion and forgiveness by its lawyers, and it's not what Jesus taught.
Liar.

"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison."

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Liar ...
Projectionist.

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Projectionist.
LOL!

Sorry but that's not a correct usage of the term.

YOU said Jesus said not to use lawyers and I proved you are a liar, AGAIN!

"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison." - JESUS

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YOU said Jesus said not to use lawyers and I proved you are a liar, AGAIN!...
Liar, here's what I actually said:
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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I didn't know the spiritually blind could see anything, but we've seen TEC's version of love, compassion and forgiveness by its lawyers, and it's not what Jesus taught.
And it was Paul who criticized Christians who sued one another.

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LOL!
Sorry but that's not a correct usage of the term.
YOU said Jesus said not to use lawyers and I proved you are a liar, AGAIN!
"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison." - JESUS
Where is the lawyer in that?

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"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the ****prosecutor**** deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison." - JESUS

'prosecutor'

I see the problem you have with reading....

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"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the ****prosecutor**** deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison." - JESUS
'prosecutor'
I see the problem you have with reading....
Oh, ok. So Jesus did say to avoid lawyers and judges.

Thanks.

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Oh, ok. So Jesus did say to avoid lawyers and judges.
Thanks.
Nope, to try and reconcile first.

Nice spin but wrong.....

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