Freeing God from Gender and Tradition

Jul 6, 2018 by

by Alice C Linsley, Virtueonline:

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be asked to consider resolutions to free God from gender. Some in that body want the prayer book to conform to a theology of God as bigger than gender.

Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee said that the Episcopal Prayer Book “really constitutes the Episcopal church in significant ways. Our theology is what we pray.”

Watch as the Episcopalians continue to pray their way to a new, synthetic religion.

Lee is a member of the committee that will consider resolutions to revise the Episcopal prayer book (erroneously called a “Book of Common Prayer”). His committee will put a resolution before the larger legislative bodies at the convention.

The Rev. Wil Gafney, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Texas, is also on the committee. She says concerning the Lord’s Prayer, ” ‘Our Father,’ I won’t fiddle with that.”

As so the unraveling of the catholic Faith continues, and the hypocrisy deepens as the majority of Episcopalians doubtless will continue to recite the Nicene Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

The proposals are motived by a desire for equality; and attempt to create a body that is so thoroughly egalitarian that gendered terms no longer have meaning. The conundrum is evident in Gafney’s attempts to free God from gender. She sometimes switches the word “King” to “Ruler” and sometimes uses “She” instead of “He.”

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