The Episcopalians voted this week to allow same-sex marriages in their churches (see story here). This really comes as no surprise given that they have had an openly gay bishop since 2003. All this recent addition of depravity will do is give cause to those true believers who still reside in the Episcopal church more reasons to leave. The church has become apostate and the numbers for the denomination have been in decline for the past 25 years. The real decline began in 2004, after the church ordained the gay bishop. This will add to the decline and the denomination will slide further into irrelevance.
Even those who remain, roughly 1.9 million, have no reason to attend church on a regular basis, or give to it financially. Since they offer nothing more than warped humanism, why not just stay home on Sunday instead of getting all dressed up for show? Why not just watch Oprah or Dr. Phil instead? In fact, I would say that Dr. Phil has more to offer than the typical Episcopalian sermon. So put him on DVR and watch while eating your fat-free tofu.
When you no longer believe the Scripture and orthodox Christianity what do you actually have to offer people? Just given their quickness in approving something deemed sinful according to Scripture shows the Episcopalians no longer believe God’s word. I know that they reject Scripture in the hopes of being more inclusive and reaching more people, but the more one moves away from Scripture in an attempt to reach people, the less one has anything to offer once they find those people.