Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Episcopal Presiding Bishop: Membership Losses Are 'Spirit's Way of Pruning for Greater Fruitfulness'

"Some have judged our smaller numbers as faithlessness but it may actually be the Spirit's way of pruning for greater fruitfulness," said Jefferts Schori.
I think she and most of the leadership of the Episcopal church truly believe this to be the case. I call it delusional. Others might call it the ultimate expression of revisionism.

If you can't believe she said it, read it at the Christian Post.

Who is she kidding? Herself and her followers of course, and that is a classic sign of a false teacher.

The only thing that could possibly see our smaller numbers as "a greater fruitfulness" is the fruit fly. They see rotting fruit as a spiritual gift useful only to feed themselves and their deadly spawn.

The Presiding Fruit Fly sucking the life out of dead fruit. Now ain't that a pretty image.


  1. Understanding the prevailing point of view of our leadership helps me to understand why several rectors I have known never seemed at all concerned when conservative members of their congregations left, and why they never responded to letters of resignation except to dig in their heels and close the door more more firmly.

  2. Oops, a few to many "mores" in that last comment.

  3. Jim Beckner3:22 PM

    A famous quote from the Vietnam War reminds me of our Bishop, a statement sometimes attributed to an unnamed U.S. officer by AP correspondent Peter Arnett in his writing about Bến Tre city in February 1968:

    'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it', a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong.

    According to Wikipedia (I gathered info from Wikipedia to write this comment)the quote became distorted in subsequent publications, eventually becoming the more familiar, "We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

    So we have it with the Bishop, who defends her ineptitude as "pruning for greater fruitfulness." I doubt that it is the Spirit's way; the Bishop has no love for those who question her, only disdain, enmity, destruction.

    The Bishop is an old Viet Nam veteran. She is determined to destroy the TEC in order to save it.

    1. Jim Beckner,

      You bring forth images of hordes of fruit flies coming in over the beach as the Lord of the Fruit Flies declares, "Oh how I love the smell of rotting fruit in the morning".

    2. Jim Beckner6:09 PM

      Ha - I think. Thanks - I think.

  4. Have to love folks who have departed TEC but can't positively focus on their own faith walk, they need to be snide and snarky about the folks who don't agree with them...how very, very sad....

    1. ??? Talk about snark! Misinformed too. How pathetic...

  5. "Some have judged our smaller numbers as faithlessness but it may actually be the Spirit's way of pruning for greater fruitfulness," Notice the qualifier "may". Even she doesn't believe her own comments.