Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Episcopal Leader Claims Apostle Paul Was Wrong For Casting Demon Out of Young Girl!

If there was ever a doubt that the Anglican/Espiscopalian church has descended into full-blown apostasy, there should be no further doubt after this. Personally, I was born and raised Anglican before later becoming Apostolic Pentecostal. Moments like these just remind me of how grateful I need to be every day to God for delivering me from the mess that is the Anglican church. I pray that the Lord will continue to deliver sincere Anglicans and sincere people trapped in other false-teaching denominations, out of  falsehood into the truth of his word, into the truth of New Testament salvation.

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter May 23, 2013

The head of the Episcopal Church has garnered outrage from some in the Anglican Communion over her claim that St. Paul of Tarsus' curing of a demon-possessed slave girl as described in the Bible was wrong. 

In a sermon delivered before the Diocese of Venezuela on the island nation of CuraƧao, Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori said that by driving the demon out of her Paul was "depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness.

"Paul is annoyed, perhaps for being put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness," said Jefferts Schori. 

"Paul can't abide something he won't see as beautiful or holy, so he tries to destroy it. It gets him thrown in prison. That's pretty much where he's put himself by his own refusal to recognize that she, too, shares in God's nature, just as much as he does – maybe more so!" 

Full article here at the Christianpost.com

Amazing.  So here we have the head of the Episcopal Church in the United States declaring that the Apostle Paul was wrong for casting a demon out of a young woman in the Book of Acts chapter 16. For her to just make that statement alone would be abominable enough, but when she gives her reasoning behind the statement, it becomes even more perverse.

Being demon-possessed is now having a gift of spiritual awareness? Really?  And Ms. Schori thinks being demon-possessed is "beautiful or holy"? REALLY?? Logically speaking, if Ms. Schori thinks Paul was wrong for delivering the demon-possessed, wouldn't it also mean Jesus was wrong for doing the same thing?

It's so sad that any church would be led by a person so spiritually warped as to utter such words.  It seems abundantly clear that this woman has no business running a single local church anywhere, much less a denomination of 2.1 million members. If these people in upper leadership had any sense of true spirituality, they would demand her resignation immediately. Of course I don't expect any such thing to happen, which is sad on many levels. All I can realistically hope for is that this will be an eye-opening moment for many Episcopalians, and that they will get out like I did, and never look back.

To all remaining Episcopalians I would simply say this:
Flee bad leadership while you can.  "This woman Katharine Jefferts Schori  CLEARLY does not know God! Jesus made it clear: "If the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the ditch"(Matt 15:14). People who follow this woman will end up the same place she ends up.

Follow the New Testament gospel instead of the  Episcopalian gospel.  Repent, be baptized into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2;38), find a true church that steadfast in preaching the apostles' doctrine (Acts 2:42), and live holy according to God's word.

1 Timothy 4:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Corinthians 11:

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

2 Timothy 4:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

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