Monday, August 4, 2014
I bet the lawyers are happy. . . but they are the only ones
If this is correct, the reason for the decline of the Episcopal Church is made painfully clear -- a higher value is placed upon retaining the property of those who wish to leave than upon the work of the Kingdom of God! It is always a scandal when the church feeds the pockets of lawyers for anything less than the most essential purpose of God's work. Frankly, I cannot for the life of me understand why the Episcopal Church is spending so much money, attention, and time on trying to retain buildings it cannot use and many of which are not readily salable. This is mere spiteful revenge upon those who have found the actions of the church (or, more precise, their failure to act to uphold Scripture and tradition) and who desire to leave for another Anglican jurisdiction. What a sham! What a shame! There is no more ignoble end for a church body than to squander its assets in the vain pursuit of saving face for heresy and apostasy. But, for those leaving, there may be some consolation in knowing that soon there will be no money left for such foolish pursuits. All the resources of the denomination will be spent on buildings no longer useful or necessary since many, perhaps most, of its people are gone. The Episcopal Church will have to come to terms with the fact that it is not the church it once was and not the church it claims to be.