I was recently asked by a fellow Episcopalian to comment on a proposed resolution before an upcoming diocesan convention. The resolution supports open borders, seeks to “end poverty” in Central American, and urges the bishop to lobby senators for even more mass immigration. Of course, anyone reading this can imagine what my position is on the substance of the draft: I am absolutely opposed to any NAM immigration whatsoever.
But beyond that, there is the religious issue that temporal political issues are not matters for the church at all.
I believe that these sorts of resolutions are seeking to make church decisions based on secular political perspectives. That is a reversal of what Christians are actually supposed to do, namely to make secular political decisions in light of our personal religious convictions. In other words, we should take the church’s teachings into the world, not bring the world’s issues into the church.
Reading between the lines, I sense that the purpose of the resolutions is to spiritualize the mass immigration of foreigners into our country and to stigmatize as unchristian those who would oppose it. It is the height of folly to speak of ending poverty for we will always have the poor among us. In my opinion, anyone wanting to help the poor in Central America should do just that: help the poor… in Central America. There is a crisis of homelessness in the US. Importing homeless foreigners into our own country and putting them on welfare is not in the national interest, nor in the interest of our own poor.
Clergy, the National Episcopal Church (technically, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America; that’s the official name of the corporation that has taken nearly $107 Million Dollars in Federal money to seed non-whites and non-Christians into our towns), and Episcopal seminaries are aggressively pushing anti-Christian dogma onto local Episcopal parishes. Naturally, the average parishioner doesn’t pay much attention to these things, but they are very important. The three major themes being pushed onto local churches are:
Unitarianism. A rejection of the Trinity, and therefore of the Nicene Creed, which is the foundational creedal statement of Christianity. In this sense, it is a very Islamic concept of God.
Universalism. The view that all religions– and by implication all philosophical notions– are equally valid and simply different paths towards the same God. This is observably false on its face. There are some very bad ideas in the world including, of course, Universalism.
Cosmopolitanism. Nation states and their borders are illegitimate. This concept traces its origins directly to Marxism, and is being played out in all Western countries today. Our elites are pushing mass non-white immigration into white countries. It is destroying Episcopal identity and tradition, as well as the national identities of western nations.
Never before in history has the church simply declined. Sure, Christians have been conquered and persecuted (as is happening in many areas today), but for the church to simply collapse as it is doing now is unprecedented. It is conceptually impossible for the church to decline if it is doing God’s will. The more political the church has become, the more rapidly it has declined. Therefore, the church cannot be doing God’s will.
On November 1, the Episcopal Church will install The Right Reverend Michael Curry as its Presiding Bishop. He represents the most hardcore leftist wing of an already deeply compromised organization. He is proclaiming “the Jesus Movement,” whatever that possibly means. (In churches, leftist programs often use the language of movement, journey, travel, etc.) At his installation, according to the Episcopal Public Affairs office, “Episcopal, Anglican, ecumenical, and interreligious guests [my emphasis] are expected to join bishops, General Convention deputies, Executive Council members, and other leaders, members and guests of The Episcopal Church for the celebration.”
I will bet you my last dollar that many of these guests will be moslems. Islam and Christianity are incompatible: pick one. For a church to invite representatives of rival religions into the installation of its Presiding Bishop shows you exactly where official values lie.
Liberal churches talk a lot about “guests,” “hospitality,” (often “radical hospitality”), “inviting,” “welcoming,” and similar terms. The problem is that Jesus taught no such thing. On the contrary, the Great Commission tells Christians to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel. In adopting open-border Cosmopolitanism, the Episcopal Church and other former Christian churches are inverting the Great Commission and explicitly bringing anti-Christian religions into the Church. In the case of the Episcopal Church, I mean that quite literally.
Doing that is not just anti-Christian, it is positively Satanic.