Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Texas Episcopal Congregation Leaves National Church

One of the largest Episcopal congregations in the nation is leaving the national Episcopal church following the results of the church's national convention last week.
Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, TX released a statement approved by church leaders stating the following:
The mission of Christ Church is to make disciples and teach them to obey the commands of Christ. The direction of the leadership of the Episcopal Church is different and we regret their departure from biblical truth and the historic faith of the Anglican Communion. ... We declare our intention to disassociate from ECUSA as soon as possible.


Well said: "We regret their departure from Biblical truth...", very well said. . . no pun intended.

ChristianityToday.com has also reported on this, pointing out that Christ Church Episcopal is larger than the entire diocese from which the new Episcopal church presiding bishop came.
Christ Church's pastor, Rev. David Roseberry, was a firm opponent of the consecration of Rev. Gene Robinson in New Hampshire in 2003, and has since frequently criticized the church's national leadership.

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