Tuesday, June 20, 2006
In my previous two posts I have vented about the public spectacle of the PC(USA) and the ECUSA's further decline into irrelevancy and apostasy. What are we to do when we see this obvious abandonment of Truth?
Here is a voice of reason: "Yesterday the Bishop of Rochester urged the Archbishop of Canterbury to take firm action against the liberal leadership of the Episcopal Church. Matters were so serious that “fudge won’t do”, Bishop Nazir-Ali said. “Sometimes you have to recognise that there are two irreconcilable positions and you have to choose between them. The right choice is the line with the Bible and the Church’s teachings down the ages, not some new-fangled religion we have invented to respond to the 21st century,” he told The Daily Telegraph."
God's people are must always be ready to make the right choice. Joshua urged Israel to "choose this day whom you will serve," Elijah demanded, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God follow Him; but if Baal is god follow him."
James tells us: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."
It is the foolish desire of so many denominations to want to have it both ways that has withheld God's hand of blessing upon His Church. The Double-Minded will always decline.