Friday, April 3, 2009

Episcopals and Discernment

The Episcopal Church is not famous for its discernment (see V. Gene Robinson). But there is some good news from CNN:
"Episcopal minister defrocked after becoming a Muslim"
"The Diocese of Rhode Island, where Redding was ordained, told her to leave either her new Muslim faith or the ministry. A diocese statement said Bishop Geralyn Wolf found Redding to be 'a woman of utmost integrity. However, the Bishop believes that a priest of the Church cannot be both a Christian and a Muslim.'"
You know it's bad when even CNN understands what is going on:
"There are many contradictions between the two religions. While Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet, Christianity worships him as the son of God."
The other big one being that Christianity believes Jesus paid the price for sin (satisfying God's just wrath), while Islam believes Jesus did not die on the cross (a fate too horrible for a prophet).

Islam believes we can pay the price for sin through works.

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