Skip to comments.Warring Anglicans talk 'divorce' [LA meeting]
Posted on 06/09/2005 8:04:33 AM PDT by sionnsar
Twenty Episcopal bishops at odds over homosexual clergy will attempt to reconcile their differences next month, but church conservatives say the meeting's real business is to start discussions on how to divide their assets in the event of a split.
If differences between Episcopal liberals and conservatives are quickly determined to be "irreconcilable," says retired Diocese of Florida Bishop Stephen Jecko, the discussion will switch to engineering a breakup without running up millions of dollars in lawsuits.
The Los Angeles gathering would be the first admission of schism by the 2.2-million-member denomination.
"It'll be who gets the money and who gets the kids," Bishop Jecko said. "I hope it will be an amicable divorce. ... Those of us on the [theologically] orthodox side have no interest in going to court." ...
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There could be a nice comfortable place waiting for those twenty bishops in the Orthodox Church...but they won't go there because then they couldn't be bishops (those guys are most likely married)
Or those who are put off by all the problems in the Episcopal church could just choose to get rid of all man-made names and seek to be simply Christians.
Christ created the Christian church when he told his disciples to stay together and await the Holy Spirit. He created it when He told them to go forth and make disciples in his name. There is no such thing as cowboy, rugged individualist Christianity.
How did he teach us to pray ? Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...Give us this day our daily bread...and forgive us our trespasses...
I am not suggesting there is not the church that Christ established. I am saying that everyone who is a member of the body of Christ should simply be called Christians.
Nonbelievers are not disciples.
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