23 March 2010

Hyperbole never ends

Fire! Fire! The sky is falling. The sky is falling.

That's the news from the "other side". Lies and scare tactics characterize the schismatic movement.

Here is a bit of an "article" posted on a certain site today:
TEC has moved inexorably and fatally away from the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; she can no longer claim to be a Christian denomination by any measureable [sic] standard. One former TEC Anglo-Catholic bishop described Jefferts Schori as a Wiccan in her beliefs. He may be right.
I can't remember any General Convention tossing out one bit of the Apostles' or Nicene-Constantinopolitan creeds. TEC has not repudiated any article of the faith.

In fact, the General Convention of 2009 moved in a more catholic direction by affirming the Blessed Virgin May is Theotokos - the bearer of God. But, facts only get in the way of the truth where the schismatics are concerned.

The two creeds above are the standard for what the gospel is - nothing else is necessary to believe for salvation.

And, of course, there must always be an attack on the person of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. The accuser is unnamed, of course, and proof of the accusation is ever provided. Not only is it a lie, but the "accuser" has no idea what Wiccan's believe.

But, to inflame the alleged masses of their deluded followers, the schismatics must resort to lies. Fortunately, we all know who the bible says is the father of lies.
    You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8.44
And, of course, to back up their claims, the article quotes a certain Assembly of God "minister" who is highly respected by the schismatics and who offered a "prayer" at the Inauguration in January 2009. Yes, nothing like quoting a non Anglican/Episcopalian in defense of schismatics.