Jewish Press: The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on Tuesday apologized to the Jewish community after one of its bishops repeated unverified and misleading stories about the Israeli military at the church’s July convention in Austin, Texas, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday.
Bishop Harris herself apologizes as well, writing: “After reviewing my words in the House of Bishops from a transcription, I now acknowledge that I reported stories which I had heard and unintentionally framed them as though I had personally witnessed the alleged events.”
But to let Bishop Harris get away with an apology that bears no real consequences would only encourage this woman, whose hatred for Jews makes her abandon any connection to reality, to keep on lying in the tradition of blood libelers throughout history.
Here’s what she said in Austin, Texas, last July. You be the judge: more …
Opinion: Tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it …
Anti-Semitism in Christian denominations may be the ugliest form of Jewish hatred of all. The only way for that to happen is for Christian seminaries to have bought the lie and then teach it to future pastors and priests.
The Protestant movement, (Episcopal) is represented as the Church at Sardis (Revelation 3:1-3) which follows the church at Thyatira representing the Catholic movement of the 4th century.
Episcopal is jokingly referred to as Catholic “lite”.
Sardis represents the church at the time of the Reformation; when Luther and others led the way out of Catholicism, in search of truth. The Catholic leadership had distorted God’s word into something it was never intended to be, adding to the Scriptures and imposing heavy spiritual works on their followers.
Sardis is warned: “Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God”.
Like Thyatira, a remnant of those in Sardis will likely be saved.
The only church mentioned in Revelation chapters 2-3 that is shown an open door is the church at Philadelphia. Jesus starts out the passage withe the same words as the other churches, “I know your works”.
But with this church Jesus says something He did not say to the other churches: “See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it” (Revelation 3:8) No word of rebuke even though He acknowledges that the church has little strength.
Jesus also promised this church that it would be kept from (Greek ek, out of) the hour of trial (tribulation, Revelation 3:10).
Philadelphia is the church that best lines up with the beginnings of the Evangelical movement of the 1800’s. It is therefore no coincidence that this church returned to a literal reading of Scripture and would be the church to usher in and bless the return of the Jewish people to Israel.
Want to receive a blessing today? Read from the book of the Revelation:
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3