Friday, April 27, 2007

HE IS LORD!


At Tucson's largest Episcopal church, St. Philip's in the Hills, there are some interesting developments. You are probably assuming, and with much reason, that I am about to speak of the church being open and affirming of homosexuals, or something along those lines. But what is happening in this church is far more surprising and as damning. The church is conducting new alternative services where they are rewriting tradition. One of their brain storms has been to eliminate the word "Lord". Here is one of the pastors as quoted in the Arizona Daily Star;

" "Lord" has become a loaded word conveying hierarchical power over things, "which in what we have recorded in our sacred texts, is not who Jesus understood himself to be," St. Philip's associate rector Susan Anderson-Smith said."

According to this "rector" Jesus did not understand Himself to be Lord? Is she kidding? If this were a gag and she would simply reveal it to be, it would be in poor form, but understandable. The sad reality is that she is not kidding, and she really believes that Jesus did not understand Himself to be Lord, or to have "hierarchical power". All this does is make it clear that this woman does not read the Word of God. She has no understanding of Gods Word, a point also made obvious by her belief she could hold the ministerial position she does.

What is positive about this, is that it clearly exposes the feminist agenda. These types of moves make every ones objectives clear. The target with these radical groups is the Jesus of the Bible. He is their ultimate target. Regardless of their couching it as a "rights" issue, or "discrimination",the object is Jesus. These are haters of God who seek to redefine and recreate a god who is in their image, instead of the other way around. It is no different then creating a golden calf to worship while Moses is on the mount. It is man seeking to define God in a way that allows him to be comfortable in lifestyles that God calls sin and abhorrent.

It is nothing more than people whistling past the grave yard, and trying to get as many people to come along with them. But there is no escaping the ultimate truth. People may seek to ban the word from some churches, but He is Lord! And one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! In that day there will be no discussions. There will be great joy for those who are His and have worshipped Him as Lord. And there will, in that day, be great terror for all of those who sought to make a god in their own image!

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pastor tom
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