Tearing the fabric

Posted: October 21, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Anglican Communion

Executive Summary

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

The Episcopal Church has been systematically destroying the foundations of Anglican Christianity within the United States and tearing the fabric of the Anglican Communion to shreds.

Catalog of Heresies: Quoting Episcopal Church Leaders

TEC leaders, including the presiding bishop, have denied Jesus as the only way to the Father, denied the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus Christ, denied the Resurrection, denied heaven and hell, denied salvation through the cross of Jesus Christ, denied the authority of Holy Scripture, denied the Creeds, and denied Biblical standards for human sexuality.

Fruits of TEC‘s Theology
The fruits of TEC‘s new theology include a refusal to reaffirm the historic articles of the Christian faith, syncretism, the promotion of abortion, weakening traditional marriage, promoting same-sex blessings and other sexual aberrations, communion for the unbaptized, and promoting these abominations throughout the Communion. A ―baptismal theology‖ detached from catholic and biblical doctrine and the pursuit of ―justice‖ are frequently cited as the rationale for these actions.

Declining Membership
Also a result of TEC‘s new theology and the 2003 consecration of a bishop in a homosexual relationship, TEC membership has dropped 16 percent from 2002 to 2010 (the most recent data reported by TEC)—from 2,320,221 members down to 1,951,907 members. Average Sunday attendance has dropped by 22 percent during this period; the median average Sunday attendance in a TEC parish is now only 65 people. TEC reports that 511 parishes and missions have ceased to exist during this period. From 2003 to 2012, at least 314 congregations have split or completely withdrawn from TEC.

Litigation, Uncanonical Acts, and Harassment
TEC leadership has accelerated its litigation against departing parishes and has initiated at least 78 lawsuits against parishes, clergy and individual lay leaders. TEC has spent nearly $22 million on litigation. TEC leadership has violated its own canons to depose or remove 12 bishops and at least 419 priests and deacons who should have been transferred to another province of the Anglican Communion. The Presiding Bishop uncanonically dissolved a lawfully constituted Standing Committee, appointed another, called a Special Convention and bypassed a Standing Committee in the appointment of an Interim Bishop within the Diocese of San Joaquin. Bishop Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina have been plagued by uncanonical interference and harassment by the Presiding Bishop, TEC Executive Council, Disciplinary Board of Bishops, and the bishops of Province IV (Southeast U.S.).

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