Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Who Walked Away? Not the Diocese of South Carolina

In an interview with Genelle B. Williams of the Jasper County Sun Times, the Rev'd James Gibson (who posts at Locusts and Wild Honey) attempts to explain that the Diocese of South Carolina wasn't the one that first walked away from the Church.

“The national church has kind of moved in the direction of saying that Jesus Christ is a way, but not the way,” he said. “And that has been a cause of some problems for a number of people in the diocese.”
“Our contention is that we have kept the faith, we have stayed within the historic faith of the church and that our diocese, in the decision it has made to disaffiliate with the national church, is not ‘leaving’ the church,” Gibson said.

James Gibson+ may sound like he is using harsh words, but he is merely restating something the Presiding Bishop has taught as shown in the video clip below,

The Presiding Bishop would stand condemned under XVIII of the Articles of Religion if they had any meaning for the Episcopal church. For those of you who need a reminder,

XVIII, Of obtaining eternal Salvation only by the Name of Christ. 
They also are to be had accursed that presume to say, That every man shall be saved by the Law or Sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that Law, and the light of Nature. For Holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the Name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.
The Articles tell it like it is in that they reflect what is found in the Gospel.

KTF James.


  1. One advantage a blog has over the newspaper is the ability to add the video evidence.

  2. Anonymous6:53 PM

    In fairness, i'm not sure she violated the article by the statement in the video - after all, we are confronted with His own word's "- he who does the will of my Father. CSL dealt with the issue in the last battle. That said, based on her other statements, I suspect she is probably a high church unitarian - I just don't think this statement supports the claim.

  3. Look again Anon. She says Muslims do have access to the Father without consciously knowing Jesus...and for those of us who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior we have somehow turned that into "a work" that "denies the possibility of Grace"? I'm sorry, but she has no defense.