Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Bishop And Mother Jesus

Did you know that we have a new Lord and Savior?
You didn't? Well, according the the Presiding Bishop elect of the Episcopal Church, Katherine Schori, we do.
In a sermon the Sunday after her dubious election as the next presiding bishop, she wanted to give trust in "Our mother Jesus (who) gives birth to a new creation." and apparently, a new gender.
I have read many versions of the Holy Bible from the King James to the New International Version, and not even in the politically correct version of the the NIV does it refer to Jesus Christ as a mother.
Correctly, all versions of the Holy Bible refer to Jesus Christ as the Son of God. One may have child of God, but not mother.
This is why people like myself wonder where the Episcopal Church is going.
It is one thing to use hokey wording of the trinity blessing, Father, Son and Holy Ghost(Spirit). This past Sunday in the main service, we used, "Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer." Why, it is hard to tell if we are in a Christian church with such silliness.
But to refer to the Savior of the world as a mother when he is the Son of God shows bibical illiteracy.
If this is the best that the Episcopal Church can do for the spiritual leader of our flock, it will be an amusing nine years.
While the divinity of Jesus Christ is mocked and new versions of the trinity blessing are being forced down our throats, we who believe in the proper traditions of the church must not leave but stand up and call this mockery what it is. After all, it will be the churches and people who stand for the truth and for Jesus Christ, Son of God and savior of the world, that will thrive and prosper and bring a new generation the Good News of Jesus Christ. Not revisionists without reason.

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