Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Theological/Ethical Chaos in the Episcopal Church

Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Seminary, responds to the assertions of 'heresy' from the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

"In her opening address to the Episcopal Church's recent General Convention, the Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the church's presiding bishop, made a special point of denouncing what she labeled 'the great Western heresy'—the teaching, in her words, 'that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God.' This 'individualist focus,, she declared, 'is a form of idolatry.'"

But as Dr. Mouw argues, "The 'individualism' we profess is not only not a heresy—it is at the heart of the gospel."

Read the entire article.

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