(Bishop Schori by Fishbowl Collective via Flickr)
ANAHEIM, CA – Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says it’s "heresy" to teach that an individual can be saved through a sinner’s prayer of repentance. Here are some comments that Bishop Schori made at the opening of the Episcopal General Conference on Wednesday:
"the great Western heresy: that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God."
"…caricatured in some quarters by insisting that salvation depends on reciting a specific verbal formula about Jesus."
"That individualist focus is a form of idolatry, for it puts me and my words in the place that only God can occupy."
Response: Wow, a real swipe at evangelicalism. No wonder her church is shrinking. Of coarse Her caricature is incorrect—those who are saved become part of the ‘Body of Christ’ and really aren’t alone. The blessed Bishop might want to consult the New Testament when it comes to defining what is and isn’t heresy. What do you think?
Meanwhile, the wrong reverend Bishop Schori is pushing for her denomination to provide for homosexual marriage rituals and ceremonies. She might want to consult the NT on that one also!