This week I came across an interview on the “Issues, Etc” radio show (a Lutheran program) with the presiding “bishop” of the Episcopal Church USA, Katharine Jefferts-Schori. The host was very respectful while at the same time asking her very probing questions about what the ECUSA believes and why. Knowing the recent history of the ECUSA, it wasn’t really surprising to hear her say the things she said, but it was disturbing and sad nonetheless.
While there many be a few good congregations left within the ECUSA, I think it’s safe to say that the denomination as a whole is apostate. If you think my statement is too harsh, then I simply urge you to listen to the interview I linked above. I can’t think of a single thing she said that was orthodox. Fortunately, the ECUSA has been declining and will continue to bleed members if present trends continue. Praise God for the biblical congregations which have seceded from the ECUSA.
I really do believe that this is indicative of God’s judgment upon modern Western society. The decline of once-great denominations within the church speaks to the suppression of truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18). We ought to pray that those few believers who are left there have the discernment to leave and seek out congregations which actually adhere to the Word of God and preach it from the pulpit.