Thursday, November 02, 2006

more reassurances from jefferts-schori that she is, in fact, making a prey of ecusa by philosophy and empty deceit

In response to questions about whether, in fact, Jesus is the only route to God, Schori has come out with the following (from an AP interview, the whole of which is here):

“If we insist that we know the one way to God, we’ve put God in a very small box.”

So our Lord is a "very small box" -- unless he takes his rightful place: amid the pantheon of heathen gods. (Schori, in another inteview, recommends Islam, Hinduism, and Jainism as attractive alternatives to faith in Christ.)

And then, as though to clarify the christological implications, to make it absolutely clear to everyone that she does
not believe that Christ is fully God, she adds:

“Truth is, like God, more than any one person can encompass.”

I think Schori gets her notions from the elemental spirits of the Universe:

See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human traition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. for in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily. (Colossians 2.8-9)

Can anyone even pretend that the faith Schori espouses is apostolic? I mean, there we have St. Paul's words. Its as though Paul were responding to the Schori interview. In the previous post, we have the teaching of John. The gulf between apostolic christology and Schori-christology should be problematic for Episcopalians with an ounce of concern that their faith should be the same faith that the Apostles taught.


MD said...

Would it perhaps be helpful to try to discover which heresy her views mostly resemble? Arianism? Or another?
Or is it rather more fitting to say that she seems not to be committed to the historic teaching of the Church as a whole (and that which heresy precisely she falls into is not really the issue at hand)? What say?


RkBall said...

This woman is not fit to teach Sunday School, let alone lead a denomination. The fact that Jesus is the way, and the only way to the Father (not "God", because Jesus Himself is divine), is Christianity 101. Since Jesus is, Himself, divine, this woman is postulating that there are other ways to Jesus besides Jesus, and that religions which flatly contradict the words and teachings of Jesus can also lead to... Jesus.

The fact is, liberals find the plain sense of Scripture repugnant. I guess they think that Jesus the Word is at odds with the written Word of God. And that the Spirit of God who inspired the Scriptures is now inspiring them along different lines.

And these are people who claim to value reason over fundamentalist thinking?

At least when you think along fundamentalist lines there is a coherence to your beliefs, and a comfortable alignment with what Scripture actually teaches.