Skip to comments.Episcopal Church will cease to have Sunday worship attendance in 30 years, seminary pres. warns
Posted on 02/19/2020 9:42:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
click here to read article
I guess at that time they’ll only be open for gay weddings officiated by gay priests.
That’s ok because climate change will destroy the human race in less than 12 years.
Gee I wonder what the problem could be?
> One factor in the decline has been the increasingly progressive theological direction of the mainline denomination <
Well, there you go right there. I go to church to hear the Gospel, as written. If I wanted to hear progressive theological direction Id go to Bernie Sanders rally.
It looks like attendance is already ceasing. I thought “open doors” was supposed to fill the pews.
Oh, no, where will Pete and Chasten go?? As a Catholic, I don’t want them back.
I’m sure this can’t be true. Because people with good taste will eventually show up.
With respect to the Episcopal Church, listen to the Cole Porter song “Anything Goes”. (Great song back then and still a great and relevant one now.)
That’s their philosophy and that’s why they’ll be one of the things that “goes” in the future.
When one stops proclaiming the Gospel and replaces two millennia of Christian teaching and practices with modern anti-Christian secularism spoken from the pulpit, why should this be a surprise.
From a pantheon of gods,to one and then to none.
I attend an Episcopal church in Minneapolis. I do so more for my wife than anything else. I’m Catholic.
This church has been experiencing a decline in attendance for some years now. The congregation is older. The people there, although undoubtedly very liberal, are genuinely nice people. Many know that I’m staunchly conservative on most issues and still treat me well. This church does not engage in virtue signaling, something I’m glad for.
An argument can be made for the overall nationwide decline in attendance being due to their pre-occupation with progressive and “woke” issues. There’s no doubt about it. The Presbyterians at having the same problem. But I’m seeing an overall turning away from religion in the younger population, specifically the Gen-X’ers and Gen-Y’ers.
Wait. I thought capitulating to the LGBTQ crowd was going to open up vast new vistas of people walking through the doors feeling oh so accepted and fill the pews. What happened?
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (I Cor. 6:9-10}
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for Gods holy people. . . For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy personsuch a person is an idolaterhas any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things Gods wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.” (Ephesians 5:3,5)
10 years, 15 at most.
The Episcopal Church has become a comfortable lifestyle choice for liberal non believers. The clergy are well paid for very little effort.
They’ve shut down several churches here, ironically one refused to do the Gay Thing and the congregation was expelled by the bishop. Ironically, the building is now rented to an evangelical Bible church. Another church the congregation just walked out.
The Episcopal Church began a slow suicide when its leadership turned away from the Gospel and embraced the worst tendencies of the world. I have a great love for the Anglican liturgical tradition and often used to attend Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis when I lived in the area. I used to go to the solidly-Christian Church of St. Michael and St. George, down the street from my university, for Good Friday services. I came close to joining the EC. Then one Sunday the priest at the cathedral announced they had chartered a bus to go to Washington to support and celebrate Roe v Wade, and that’s the last time I set foot there.
Well this clergy sure does seem to come in mighty handy when the leftist media need a "religious point of view" to validate their narrative.
RE: With respect to the Episcopal Church, listen to the Cole Porter song Anything Goes. (Great song back then and still a great and relevant one now.)
Times have changed
And we’ve often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock
Any shock they should try to stem
‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock would land on them
In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
But now, God knows
Good authors, too, who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
If driving fast cars you like
If low bars you like
If old hymns you like
If bare limbs you like
If Mae West you like
Or me undressed you like
Why, nobody will oppose
When ev’ry night the set that’s smart is
Intruding at nudist parties
When Missus Ned McLean (God bless her)
Can get Russian reds to “yes” her
Then I suppose
When Rockefeller still can hoard en-
-ough money to let Max Gordon
Produce his shows
The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today
And black’s white today
And day’s night today
And that gent today
You gave a cent today
Once had several chateaus
When folks who still can ride in jitneys
Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys
Lack baby clothes
When Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction
Instruct Anna Sten in diction
Then ‘Nana’ shows
When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up
Now turns a handspring landing up-
On her toes
Just think of those shocks you’ve got
And those knocks you’ve got
And those blues you’ve got
From those news you’ve got
And those pains you’ve got
(If any brains you’ve got)
From those little radios
So Missus R., with all her trimmings
Can broadcast abed from Simmons
Cause Franklin knows
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.