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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Bishop of Gloucester is a discriminator

A pantomime dame as a bishop? Could be, you know!
I thought the idea of the Bishop of Gloucester being a discriminator quite fitting. After all, he's turned his back on the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church to fashion his own ideas of credal belief and sacramental doctrine. Just as David Jenkins, erstwhile Bishop of Durham, when asked if female ordination was possible if only carried out by Anglicans, he replied that he thought it was. "Yes, we can do it", he chirruped. For all those in favour of women as bishops, there is one glaring fact and that is only a very tiny proportion of Christians professing belief in the undivided Church think this is OK. It is as if the Holy Spirit has decided that they and they alone should be the ones to rectify presumed error and faulty doctrine. So much for the maintenance of the Faith, for the Holy Comforter giving us strength to believe in the Faith. Stuff that, the Faith is incomplete and wrongly believed. Let the liberal Anglicans tell the Triune God that it needs updating, revising and generally spinning into the modern world so it is more palatable to the folk of today.

The Bishop of Gloucester accused Prebendary David Houlding, of the Catholic Group in Synod, of being a discriminator. Funny how these liberal thinkers think it is quite Christian to be offensively liberal with the truth. They are mostly illiberal, though. The Church of England is being gradually taken over by a heady mix of libertines and secular liberals. The Episcopal Church in the US has a female prelate heading it who has obscure views on the Divinity of Christ. And that's only one of the obscure views she holds.

None of this fits in with the Dominical Command for unity. Far from it. But the Bishop of Gloucester continues to be a discriminator in favour of sectarian actions and unilateral thinking. I wonder what St.Paul would make of it all? Is the greatest of these still charity? I think charity left the Synod along with prudence, felicity and the others.


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