Heresy in High Gear! |
If you thought John Paul II and his minions were the only ones pushing a one world order, get a load out of the Episcopal heretic (wait, isn't that an oxymoron?) who says if one sins in Virginia he could go to hell, but if he sins in New Hampshire, well then Heaven must await. NOT! The insanity is insidious and the saddest thing about all this is that the people buying this rot will be ground up in the gears of apostasy leading to the bin of perdition.
"While we may be shocked by such news coming from the Protestant faction, the push for unity at all costs is not something new, as it is the underlying theme of the ecumania which is sweeping through the Catholic Church. The Episcopal 'bishop' is simply following the trend and biding his time for the one world religion of the New Order to encompass him and his followers. His delusion that the Episcopal church is unified and has a history of tolerating differing opinions is nothing more than an acknowledgement that all Protestants share a fragmented, non-authoritative, ever-dividing scrap of true Christianity, and for whom we pray for a full return to Christ's Church."
Just when the Novus Ordo church is trying to hide the real agenda of ecumenism, an Episcopalian "bishop" has come to the rescue. Peter James Lee, one of 60 Episcopal 'bishops' who voted last year to approve the appointment of an openly homosexual Episcopal bishop, may be the next poster child for the ecumenical movement.
Lee told 700 delegates at his annual diocesan meeting in Virginia recently that unity trumps truth. "If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy," he said, pulling the new-age Ace from his sleeve. Despite opposition from some of the conservative congregations in his diocese regarding his stand on homosexuality, Lee explained to the delegates that "differences of opinion" within the Episcopal church is normal and must be tolerated in order to maintain unity. He believes that scriptural admonitions against homosexuality are nothing more than differences in opinion and aren't intended for gays and lesbians who live in mutually "faithful, monogamous relationships."
According to a news report from Agape Press, Lee maintains that the truth is relative to geographical locations. "Writing in the January 2004 issue of the Virginia Episcopalian newsletter, Lee says while Episcopalians in Virginia do not ordain people involved in sexual intimacy outside of marriage, the same does not hold true in [New Hampshire]….. New Hampshire has a different view of people involved in committed, same-sex partnerships," he wrote. "My decision to consent showed respect for the choice New Hampshire made, a sign that historically we have honored differences in the Episcopal [c]hurch." (http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/22004a.asp) By the end of the annual meeting, the status quo prevailed, showing a "general desire to move forward without dividing."
While we may be shocked by such news coming from the Protestant faction, the push for unity at all costs is not something new, as it is the underlying theme of the ecumania which is sweeping through the Catholic Church. The Episcopal "bishop" is simply following the trend and biding his time for the one world religion of the New Order to encompass him and his followers. His delusion that the Episcopal church is unified and has a history of tolerating differing opinions is nothing more than an acknowledgement that all Protestants share a fragmented, non-authoritative, ever-dividing scrap of true Christianity, and for whom we pray for a full return to Christ's Church.
Catholics may not be hearing their bishops or other church prelates SAY it as bluntly as Lee did, but the push to choose heresy over schism is front and center in the Novus Ordo church. . We have become more familiar with less blatant statements such as: all religions are equal because they are paths to God and must be preserved and encouraged; the importance of fraternity is embodied especially in the United Nations, calling for a universal brotherhood; peace will conquer if we dialogue; etc. Those who separate themselves from this false church in order to remain united with the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church which upholds Christ and ALL of His teachings, are denigrated and labeled SCHISMATIC!
The daily war against the Church continues unabated while the church of the New Order turns a blind eye to the wreckage. The French government's attempt to ban religious garb aimed primarily at the Islamic headscarf is admonished by the Vatican because it is "a principle of freedom converted in a refusal of liberty to individuals." (Headscarf Outlawed. France Caught Between Secularism and Islamism, Sandra Magister ) In essence, the Vatican's concern is a matter of religious freedom, no matter what religion, because the New Order agenda is for acceptance of any and all religions (except traditional Catholicism) under the umbrella of a religious governing body which will eventually be the new Vatican under the new Papacy (read President of the One World Religion). Fighting off secularism no longer means upholding the Deposit of Faith, but rather ensuring that all the religions of the world get equal stage time. Anyone who won't go along with this agenda is, you guessed it, in schism.
The downplaying of Truth by people who are normally considered leaders in the Christian world, be it Episcopal "bishop" or Vatican spokesperson has created a storm of violent proportions. Young people are especially being bombarded with this compromise of the Faith to the extent that most of them are convinced that there is no objective truth. They have been spoon fed a trivial, light hearted, pleasure oriented version of Christianity. Statistics have shown that the majority of Catholic young people believe they can come up with their own beliefs about anything and still be considered good Catholics. They are loosing their grip during the storm, and will soon be swept off the Ship, Holy Mother Church. They stand a very good chance of becoming doomed to a life of rationalizing why they don't believe this or that teaching of the Church, leaving them clutching dust, believing in nothing.
If the Church were in a state of strength rather than decay, the brazen statements made by the Episcopal "bishop" would not be as devastating. In another time, not so distant, Catholics would have risen up in staunch defense of the Truth, reminding the Episcopal church that Episcopalians are in fact already in true schism, have been for quite some time, and that the Church has already spoken regarding the immorality of the homosexual lifestyle. In our day however, we will no doubt hear nothing to counter the current obscenity, but will rather be notified of the next ecumenical dialogue session with the Anglicans in order to achieve fraternity and unity (read compromise) in the Vatican's never ending quest to assimilate all religions. Oh, Pope Leo XIII, where are you when we need you? Dear, Saint Pius X, they have truly forgotten you. Yes, Pope Pius XI, they try with all their might to forget your Mortalium animos.
Unity and tolerance are more important today than truth and evangelization, because the latter two (in their real forms) tend to upset and offend the evil society we live in. Jesus Christ has become an "idea", a utopian mystery, an example of the dignity of man. We are told that the prized possession, PEACE, can be obtained by the efforts of man to recognize and foster generosity, justice and human dignity which will come about through dialogue. It all sounds so nice, so comforting. In reality, there will never be any real peace without the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. There will be no real peace without conversion of hearts, minds and souls. There will never be any real unity among men if Christ is not at the center. And how will they hear about Christ in a day when dialogue is more important than Truth? Just think of it…..if we talk about our differences long enough, if we cooperate with each other enough, we will be able to convince ourselves that we simply have differing opinions and that everyone is right in their own circumstances. It's working for the Episcopal church; for the sake of unity and peace why not embrace heresy rather than separate yourself by taking a stand for Jesus Christ and refusing the lies and half-truths?
The Episcopal "bishop" James Lee noted regarding the squabble over the homosexual debate that it is his prayer "that with the passage of time, with deeper prayer, with a more charitable level of listening to one another, and with a renewed commitment to the mission that unites us, we can negotiate this controversy in a way that in the years to come, we can look back on it as a time when we became more mature in Christ and more united in our life together."
Ah, so this is maturity in Christ! No thanks, Mr. Lee. I'd just as soon, by the grace of God, persevere in attempting to remain "as a little child," for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven. I pray the Mother of God, Mary most Holy, to intercede for your conversion.
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