“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Schism Breeds Schism

The Associated Press reports on an Episcopal Bishop, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, in New Hampshire actively participating in a Gay Marriage. What makes this story even more incredible is that this Bishop did not preside at the wedding, he was one of the participants getting married.

The strain of Rev. Robinson’s (who has been openly gay) ordination as bishop in 2003, and this recent marriage has been causing great strain on the 77 million-member Anglican Communion. Their members are trying to reconcile the tolerance of their church leaders on this matter versus the scriptural condemnation of Bishop Robinson’s lifestyle.

In my opinion, the very foundation of these sects that have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church to set up their own religion with their own rules, are - by definition - a membership of people who would break away from a religion to set up their own rules. Schism Breeds Schism. The Anglican Communion is about to be splintered again.

With the anchor of the steadfast and completely consistent teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, I believe that hoards of Protestants will come back home to the Rome over the next few decades. Their own private sects will deteriorate to such point that their consensus ‘doctrine’ will become distorted enough to directly contrast against their singular, clear rule of law, the Bible. They will not be able to reconcile this distortion in the hearts, nor psyche, nor with their God. The Roman Catholic Church will be their safe harbor providing them with timeless authority, stability and security that will let them practice their Christian religion consistently in accordance with their beliefs for the rest of their lives.

Post Note: After writing this I came across an article from our friends at the National Catholic Register. The National Catholic Register has reported that "discussions at the Vatican on devising a possible structure for Traditional Anglican Communion to come into communion with Rome are understood to be nearing completion." The membership of this church consists of 400,000 people.

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