Official portrait of Bishop Stephen Parkes, Diocese of Savannah
"IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE SAME ROAD WITH POPE FRANCIS THE BUS DRIVER?"Yes. The bus is a 70's style VW bus.
Preview of coming attractions for the Catholic Church.
I read where basically, the pro-homosexual marriage branch has hijacked their Church and they are forcing the traditional marriage branch to basically leave and form their own Church. Sounds like the Episcopal Church which was hijacked by the liberals and forced the traditional part to leave and they formed various Anglican Churches with the Anglican Church of North America being the largest. Sort of like weeds taking over the garden and choking out what was planted there.
The evangelical David French had an interesting article on the Methodist split today. He states that the disagreements are not really about gay marriage, etc. Instead, the core arguments are theological, i.e., is the Bible the inspired Word of God and accurate in all the principles it teaches? Differences over scriptural authority and biblical theology represent the central dispute.On one side are those believing the orthodox Christian sexual ethic—which reserves sex for the marriage between a man and a woman—rests on a sincere conviction that it is not only directly commanded by God through scripture, it’s also best for human flourishing, and it is symbolic of the sacred relationship between Christ and His Church.The other side of the dispute views the Bible as valuable but not infallible or inerrant. Evangelical Christians, by contrast, strongly dissent from that view [as do most (many?) Catholics and Eastern Orthodox].This second group is represented by Mainline Protestants (allied with millions of dissenting Catholics)—who sincerely believe in God, believe in a historical (and even divine) Jesus, but who also reject the high view of scripture held by Catholics and Evangelicals. They’re far more likely to hold to universalist (or near-universalist) views of human salvation and to reject the idea that Christ’s death on the cross represented a necessary, substitutionary sacrifice for human sin.Nothing anti-gay or homophobic in this-French clearly calls out the bigots and hypocrites who claim to be orthodox-but also faithful to basic Christian understanding.Follow the link embedded above for French's full analysis.
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