The Rev. McDowell of the Diocese of North Carolina told VirtueOnline after the floor vote, "In the Episcopal Church we don't do up and down votes on Jesus Christ as Lord, and to do so is potentially a mean-spirited approach, to ask questions that aren't meant to be questions."When have we seen this fundamental heresy (actually, it's more like apostasy or a complete rejection of the Christian religion) before? Oh yes, Pelagius. There is nothing new under the sun, particularly with radical liberalism. And how ironic that the original Reformation gripe was over a perceived Roman Catholic disconnect between faith, works, and grace.
McDowell explained that how one lives his life is the more important issue than whether one affirms Jesus as Lord. To place a statement of belief over actions is the essence of "self-righteousness," he said. "Actions speak louder than proclamations...What Jesus calls us to do is to live our lives" ...
... But the message was clear to the Rev. Donald Perschall, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Centralia, Illinois, as he left the convention hall Tuesday, shocked by the events of the day. "On top of leaving the Anglican Communion, we've decided to leave Jesus Christ behind as well."
Being an antipope, we typically see fit to question the newfangledness of the Second Vatican Council; but we must applaud how both conciliar and subsequent ecclesiastical statements on salvation outside the Church have had the common sense to uphold Christ as the sole wellspring of grace.