The Episcopal Church has cast its vote and its vote is to lift the ban on homosexual clergy.
This news is baffling, saddening and perplexing to those who hold to and maintain Jesus Christ’s view of the scripture. Yet the questions abound. How Could a “Christian” Church Body Vote to Approve of Homosexual Bishops? What is this so-called “Christian” church body thinking? Who do they think they are?
The answer is actually very simple. The Episcopal Church in the United States rather than bend the need to Christ and His Word have made themselves “lords” of the scriptures and “lords” of doctrine. This is 180 degrees out of phase and backwards to the reality of the true relationship that the church has to Christ and His scriptures.
The truth is the Christian Church is not the lord of God’s Doctrine, but only its servant. It does not exist to create new doctrines but instead to preach and proclaim the doctrines which it’s Great God and Savior has revealed in His sufficient and inerrant word.
Or as Martin Luther put it,
“The Church of God has no authority to establish any article of faith, just as it never has established any nor ever will establish any.” (Ecclesia Dei non habet potestatem condendi ullum articulum fidei, sicut nec ullum unquam condidit, nec condet in perpetuum.)
“The Church, indeed, teaches, confesses, and approves the articles of faith or the Scriptures, not as lord and judge, as though she had authority over Scripture (more majoris sive auctoritate iudiciali); she does it in subjection to Scripture (more minoris)—just as the servant acknowledges the seal of his lord. (St. L. XIX:958.)
The problem with the Episcopal Church in the United States is that they have rejected Jesus as their Lord and the doctrines He has revealed to us in His Word. The Episcopal Church has led a rebellion against Christ and for the time being have usurped Christ’s throne and exalted themselves and their perverse satanic doctrines over Christ’s. However, their rebellion has not gone unnoticed by the King of Heaven. The creed correctly states that Christ “will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead”. Even now Jesus Christ offers mercy and forgiveness to the usurpers in the Episcopal Church and will grant them a full and complete pardon of their sins. His call them is the same call that has been announced to the world since the inauguration of His Kingdom, “Repent of your wickeded and rebellious ways, lay down your weapons and trust in the forgiveness and mercy of the true and living King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
Those who repent and trust this good news, sent from the only true Lord, will enjoy His mercy and favor for all eternity.
Those who persist in their wickedness and rebellion to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word there awaits Hell and eternal torment.