I read Spong's A NEW CHRISTIANITY FOR A NEW WORLD a long time ago and was absolutely horrified at it. I then read a book by C.S. Lewis called THE GREAT DIVORCE, and I realized that Spong was like the man that had started the theological society in Hell. With Heaven in his full view, he still clung to his ideas that there was no resurrection, true heaven or hell, etc. Lewis described Spong perfectly. He proscribed, unprayerfully, to ideas that were not his own and went with them. He got fame, a bishopric, notoriety, etc. So, he continued to go with it. People love him. What he doesn't realize is that that is all chaff and all of that is going to disappear in the end and he will have to stand before his Creator and give account of every idle word spoken.
He, with or without the Anglican Communion's official word, is Anathema. St. Paul anathematized him when Paul said,"Let anyone who preaches another gospel then the one you have received be anathema."
We talk about this one...but there are other wolves in sheeps clothing too. Marcus Borg, for one.
Mr. Spong is quite scary, maybe he should start a 'truth telling' ministry with the gay Bishop over there in New Hampshire who just decided to be a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood since they know such more than the rest of us. Why do these useful idiots have to target Christianity? Couldn't they have chosen something more down their alley like paganism? Here's a little snippet that made me laugh that I saw in the Washington Times:
"Planned Parenthood should target "people of faith" to promote abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, the Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop told a gathering in the District yesterday.
"In this last election we see what the ultimate result of divorce from communities of faith will do to us," New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson said during Planned Parenthood's fifth annual prayer breakfast.
"Our defense against religious people has to be a religious defense. ... We must use people of faith to counter the faith-based arguments against us," he said.
Bishop Robinson's comments at Planned Parenthood's national leadership conference took aim at traditional interpretations of the Bible.
"We have allowed the Bible to be taken hostage, and it is being wielded by folks who would use it to hit us over the head. We have to take back those Scriptures," he said. "You know, those stories are our stories. I tell this to lesbian folk all the time: The story of freedom in Exodus is our story. ... That's my story, and they can't have it."
Hmmm, same garbage from the progressive wing of Christianity. LoL that's great, this guy wants to have Planned Parenthood "target" people of faith. I'm sure the Bishop and the other useful sheeple will start a national campaign on why abortion is healthy and virtuous as taking your vitamins and would compare it to just another normal thing like sleeping or exercising. Maybe he can go on a national tour for Planned Parenthood with rations of condoms and candy and they could dub it the "Christians for choice and truth tour against a hateful America" or another similar snappy slogan progressives are so famous for
. They of course must be putting in overtime with their lies and hate so they can get one of those valuable seats on the Jesus seminar just to show us how bright they are because we all know that a bunch of agnostic liberal scholars working in theology departments at places like Harvard have figured out that most of the bible is made up and most Christians are just ignorant, stupid and bigoted people. Anyway, I think it's time for some truth telling. I wish someone in the ECUSA would stand up to these thugs and assault them with a dose of reality someday for heaven's sake.