The Episcopal Church has been slowly inching away from the simple teachings of the Holy Bible to better conform to the world in the name of “gender equality,” a concept that could not be more unbiblical.
Nevertheless, whether it’s ordaining transgender clergy or striking the words “husband and wife” from the liturgy, they seem much more interested in being politically correct than they do in furthering the Kingdom.
The latest, quite extreme example, is that they are considering striking all gender-specific language from the Common Book of Prayer, effectively rendering God gender neutral.
The Daily Wire reports:
Church leaders were alarmed by the “overwhelming use of masculine language” throughout the book and called for immediate revisions, saying it creates a kind of spiritual exclusion.
“As long as ‘men’ and ‘God’ are in the same category, our work toward equity will not just be incomplete. I honestly think it won’t matter in some ways,” Wil Gafney, a professor of the Hebrew Bible and strong advocate for the edit, told The Washington Post.
The Episcopal News Service said that Church leaders felt the masculine pronouns created a “barrier to evangelizing young people.”
Kathleen Moore, a seminarian from the Diocese of Vermont, said that such masculine pronouns get in the way of faith.
“Let’s let God be God,” Moore told the religious news agency.
Imagine if a well-established Protestant church announced they were going to try to make their teachings more consistent with atheism.
This is essentially what the Episcopal church is considering. In order to make God gender-neutral, one would have to rewrite the whole Bible.
The Bible constantly refers to God in strictly masculine terms, and the Creation account specifically designates male from female in all creatures, especially humans.
The idea that gender is a social construct is itself a social construct so rather than encouraging their congregants to conform themselves to the image of Christ, they’re trying to conform the whole church to the way of the world…all for the sake of “evangelizing young people.”
Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater!
LA County Now Lifting Ban On Indoor Worship Services ‘To Align With Recent SCOTUS Rulings’
Los Angeles County has decided to finally follow the Constitution and honor the First Amendment right of freedom of religion — a right handed down by God Himself — and lift a ban on indoor church worship services over the weekend after recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of houses of worship. Gee, how nice of them to allow folks to do what God commands them to do and hold services inside a building like normal people. This should never have been something that needed a Supreme Court ruling. The Constitution is pretty clear that the right to freely expression religion is protected. via Daily Wire: “The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship,” the county said in a press release Saturday. “Places of worship are permitted to offer faith-based services both indoors and outdoors with mandatory physical distancing and face coverings over both the nose and mouth that must be worn at all times while on site. Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.” “Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community,” the release continued. “Because Los Angeles County is experiencing an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community is critical. This is an absolute win for religious liberty, one of the most important and fundamental rights our republic was established upon. In fact, it was our forefathers seeking after religious…
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