Why is the U.S. Episcopal Church near collapse?


I’ve written about the collapse of liberal Christianity before. I really don’t like dwelling on the collapse of the U.S. branch of the Anglican Cburch, but it is THE prime example of a church which has abandoned traditional Christian teaching and tried to adapt itself to a host society which has become militantly secular. True Christianity does not compromise itself, it stands firm in its traditions and doctrine. The article I’m linking to rightly points out that it is no longer the institution it once was, the church of George Washington and the country’s founders. The Episcopal Church (ECUSA) long ago ceased filling people with the Holy Spirit when it elected to adopt the “Spirit of the Age”. The ECUSA has become a parody of a Christian Church. Its ordination of priestesses and homosexuals, its embrace of every conceivable left-wing cause, its sanction of homosexual unions, and its bizzare liturgical innovations (click HERE for examples) (and HERE TOO) (and HERE AGAIN for the truly bizzare) has caused a mass exodus of the faithful with the result that the ECUSA has lost one third of its membership since 1968, and it stands at its lowest level of membership since 1939. With all the abuses of the last several decades, the Episcopal Church has degenerated into a sort of christic cult over which Jesus must weep. The ECUSA as an institution is now likely beyond saving, but the true Church established by Jesus Christ will never perish. Let us pray that all present and former Episcopalians eventually find their way home to God’s church.

Excerpts:
“The headlines coming out of the Episcopal Church’s annual U.S. convention are stunning — endorsement of cross-dressing clergy, blessing same-sex marriage, the sale of their headquarters since they can’t afford to maintain it…

…slipping out of the headlines is a harsh reality that the denomination has been deserted in droves by an angry or ambivalent membership. Six prominent bishops are ready to take their large dioceses out of the American church and align with conservative Anglican groups in Africa and South America.

The full article is located on Beliefnet.com:

Why is the Episcopal Church near collapse? – Beliefnet.com.

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