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ReturnOrthodoxy said:The Episocpagan "church"'s presiding Bishop. Take a look at the things this woman says. They are not Christian. Period. Closer to Atheism, really. Ray
The Episocpagan "church"'s presiding Bishop. Take a look at the things this woman says. They are not Christian. Period. Closer to Atheism, really.
Remnkemi said:But to say the Episcopal Church is not Christian needs substantiation.
But to say the Episcopal Church is not Christian needs substantiation.
Remnkemi said:But to say the Episcopal Church is not Christian needs substantiation.Their beliefs are erroneous, thus not Christian. Case closed.
I would rather have theological discussions with Muslims who do have a consistency in their beliefs among imams than a so-called church who veered away from essential Christianity and still pretends to be part of it.
That's why I don't even buy into the idea they're "Trinitarian." Prove it. Cut out from your church those who are essentially not even close to Christian, and then we can have dialogues. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of the Moscow Patriarchate says it best, that there is a concern what the future of dialogue holds if simple agreements like this are not even considered real when the essence of the agreement (i.e. the beliefs about the divinity of Christ) can be openly rejected to begin with.
Yes only some of their beliefs are not Christian, not all of them. Just like Arius.
The Anglican Communion is a diverse body, holding a variety of opinion (just look to the High Church, Low Church camps), and they're currently engaged in a lot of inner dialog which is causing the greater Anglican Body to decide what it really believes. If the position it ultimately takes as a group is against the Apostolic Faith, than this agreement will stand as a witness against them, and will help encourage those who are leaving the Communion because of this to consider entering into relationships with the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
On the other hand, it is possible that such small steps are all the room God needs to work on the hearts of the leaders of the Church and call them to return to Orthodoxy, at which point we'll be celebrating the ending of one branch of the Schism.