(Don Boys) Left-wingers have their knickers in a knot because President Trump visited vandalized and boarded-up St. John’s Episcopal Church Monday night. He held up a Bible hoping to give Americans assurance that he would keep his word to stop the maiming, rioting, violence, vandalism, and killings. Leftists went ballistic—how dare he stand in front of a damaged church and use the Bible as a prop.
But it would be stretching the English language to call St. John’s a church, but then it does have a steeple, so that’s close enough for moderns who don’t believe much of anything.
The Washington diocese bishop Dr. Mariann Budde waxed eloquent in her denunciation of Trump. She opined that his “message [was] antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our church stands for.” Budde doesn’t seem to know that her denomination doesn’t stand for anything that might be construed as biblical. She knows that it is a dying group since she is the spiritual leader of 40,500 Episcopalians in 89 churches and 20 schools in D.C. and four Maryland counties. All have been dying for decades.
The Washington Post quoted her saying, “Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence …We need moral leadership, and he’s done everything to divide us, and has just used one of the most sacred symbols of the Judeo-Christian tradition,” leaving her “outraged.” The bishop doesn’t seem to know that the Bible is not a symbol but a Book of instructions—instructions that Episcopal leaders refuse to follow. Moreover, I didn’t realize that preachers in Episcopal Churches had powers to read minds. She’s even made a judgment as to Trump’s motives. Wow, what powers.
Maybe Mariann could use her amazing powers to determine why her denomination and St. John’s, in particular, are dying on the vine. The offerings and the pews are as empty as some of their main spokesmen and women’s heads. Wonder why she is not outraged at the viciously heretical comments made by their foremost leaders.
Famous, long-time leaders have made it clear that they do not believe the Bible is the Word of God; Christ was not virgin-born, did not die a vicarious death, nor have a victorious resurrection. Moreover, sodomy is no longer a vile sin; abortion is no longer murder; fornication is no longer evil; same-sex marriage is no longer an abomination; it is no longer a joke to suggest that a man might become a woman—even have a baby.
At least the church does in public what they teach because Bishop Budde and members of the Cathedral’s LGBT ministry group, among others in the diocese, marched in the 2016 Capital Pride March “to honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.” Hand me a barf bag.
The darling of the Episcopal Church for many years has been John Shelby Spong, who is a theologically corrupt, professed believer. However, he doesn’t believe in much since he is quick to tell anyone who will listen that the “virgin birth…makes Christ’s divinity, as traditionally understood, impossible” or “The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.” Moreover, to no one’s surprise, he does not believe in the physical resurrection of Christ. Therefore, the most prominent Episcopalian is not a believer.
Why was Spong not found guilty of heresy and removed from the Episcopal denomination? But then, they did put up with Bishop Pike, a long time cultist, who was thrice married, fornicated with his secretary, and died in the Israeli desert while on his honeymoon. Lay Episcopalians must be very broadminded.
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Editors Note. This post was written by Don Boys and published on CSFT. This post is not an endorsement of Boys and his beliefs/ministry. We just felt it was spot on. Title changed by PNP News.