Monday, August 04, 2003

A lot of people are anxiously awaiting the vote of the Episcopalian Biships on whether Reverend Robinson becomes a bishop. Many think that, since the deputies voted 2-1 in favor, that it is a done deal. However, the conservatives are threatening a split, which gives the bishops something to think about.

I guess you couldn't hope that they would vote by considering the verse that says preserve the unity of the fellowship in the bond of peace if they will not consider the verses that plainly condemn homosexuality. Not to mention 1 Timothy 32-4, that requires the bishop to be above reproach, and the husband of one wife.

Robinson himself continues to provide interesting quotes that attempt to place himself in a passive, peaceful role in the process. He says, ''While I rejoice with my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and all those who are working for full inclusion . . . we are also very aware that this is a troubling moment for many people in this church,'' he said. ''If people choose to leave this church, and I pray daily that it will not happen . . . it's because they've chosen to leave, and not because I've asked them to, wanted them to, or made them.''

If you work to change the whole character of the church, from one that follows scripture to one that forsakes it for political correctness, you can hardly say you did not make the followers of the Bible leave, for how could they stay and be part of a body that does not believe in it? They are practically commanded to leave by 2 Corinthians 6:14, that says do not be bound together withunbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowhsip has light with darkness? Verse 17 is telling: Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you.
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