Friday, June 23, 2006

"Jesus Discharged" from General Convention?

This resolution was rejected (i.e., discharged) General Convention. Maybe it would have gotten further if Jesus had been referred as Mother. Note to self: GC can pass legislation for prayers for dog walking, but cannot reaffirm that salvation is through Christ alone.

* FINAL VERSION - Discharged

Resolution D058

Title: Salvation Through Christ Alone

Topic: Evangelism

Committee: 12. Evangelism

House of Initial Action: Deputies

Resolved, That the 75th General

Convention of the Episcopal Church declares its unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved (Article XVIII); and be it further

Resolved, That we acknowledge the solemn responsibility placed upon us to share Christ with all persons when we hear His words, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No-one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6); and be it further

Resolved, That we affirm that in Christ there is both the substitutionary essence of the Cross and the manifestation of God's
unlimited and unending love for all persons; and be it further

Resolved, That we renew our dedication to be faithful witnesses to all persons of the saving love of God perfectly and uniquely revealed in Jesus and upheld by the full testimony of Holy Scripture.

Status: Resolution rejected.

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