Skip to comments.Birthing Conjoined Twins? [TEC]
Posted on 06/22/2006 12:44:01 PM PDT by sionnsar
The author of this piece has asked for anonymity for what I believe are legtimate reasons, hence the name above is listed per request as scbwagcoKSH.
The ECUSA PB-elect, +Katherine Jefferts Schori, opens a new season with these words:
Our mother Jesus gives new birth to a new creation and we are his children (from a sermon of 21 June 2006).
Yes, the Church is the Body of Christ, but does Christ birth the Church as does a mother her natural children?
And then, what does this natural birth result in, pursuing the metaphor in line with the PB elects thought processes, later the same day?
Yesterday the bishop of LA spoke eloquently of living in a church with two minds and as he was speaking an image arose in my mind, the image of conjoined twins. Two bodies in one being. And when they wrestle with separating the twins, doctors recognize it is wrong unless both can live full lives. We are in a church like that (from her speech before the House of Deputies before voting on B033).
Now mother Jesus has presumably birthed again, not One Body, but conjoined twins. We are a church like that.
No. If we have become a church like that, it is not Christs doing, much less his birthing. The Bible never speaks even remotely along these lines, and the fact that the Church may have become something like conjoined twins only means the Church is not as the Holy Spirit intends.
If the image is at all appropriateand that is doubtfulit would result in the conclusion that conjoined twins must be separated so that life can happen, by a wonder of Gods own supernatural making. And then, both infants may not be viable.
That is for God alone to know and to make.
From a birthing Jesus to conjoined twins. That is probably enough creative thinking for one day. A very sad day in the life of a once proud Episcopal Church, One Body, His Body, born of water and the Holy Spirit.
It is time for people of faith to walk away from this "church." This church left the faithful a long time ago. As a former Episcopalian it breaks my heart to see what is happening.
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