Leaders representing 88 million Anglicans have decided to suspend the U.S.-based, theologically liberal Episcopal Church for its pro-gay marriage position.
At a meeting of Anglican Primates hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, leaders representing the worldwide body announced Thursday that they were suspending The Episcopal Church.
"The traditional doctrine of the Church in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union. The majority of those gathered reaffirm this teaching," stated the Primates. more >>
A leading Roman Catholic exorcist has said that what most Hollywood depictions of demon possession get wrong is that Satan is not a "god of evil," but is a servant of God.
"Satan is not the god of evil against the God of the good, rather he is a being who God created as good and who, with some angels — also created good by God — became evil because they refused God and His kingdom with their free and final choice," Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists, wrote last week in Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, as reported by Catholic News Service.
"Satan and the spirits at his service, therefore, are not omnipotent beings, they cannot perform miracles, they are not omnipresent, they cannot know our thoughts or know the future," he added. more >>
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Rock icon David Bowie died of cancer just three days after the release of his final album, Blackstar, at the age of 69. It appears Bowie (real name David Jones) was on a lifelong search for truth and meaning in his life.
According to The Christian Post, "Bowie told Ellen DeGeneres in a 2004 interview that he experimented with a number of religions including Christianity before finding his place as a singer. 'I was young, fancy free and Tibetan Buddhism appealed to me at that time. I thought, "There's salvation." It didn't really work. Then I went through Nietzsche, Satanism, Christianity . . . pottery, and ended up singing. It's been a long road,' he said." more >>
An organizer for the PC(USA)'s annual Montreat College Conference in North Carolina has claimed that the Bible verse John 3:16 has been "used for hate, intimidation and fear."
Montreat Director of Programs, the Rev. Katie Cashwell, told Presbyterian News Service in an interview last week that the theme for the four-day event, "Reclaim John 3:16," focused on her belief that the verse has been misused in the recent past.
"Our focus was to reclaim the well-known Bible verse in John 3:16 as a message of love and welcome," said Cashwell, according to the Presbyterian News Service. "Too often it's been used for hate, intimidation and fear." more >>
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that the possible split in the Anglican Communion due to "profound disagreement" over homosexuality would set a bad example for the world.
"A schism would not be a disaster. ... God is bigger than our failures, but it would be a failure," Welby told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program.
"It would not be good if the Church is unable to set an example to the world of showing how we can love one another and disagree profoundly, because we are brought together by Jesus Christ, not by our own choice." more >>
Texas Pastor John Burke has claimed that close to 1,000 near-death experiences of the afterlife from people around the world he has researched affirm a very biblical picture of Heaven.
"When I examined the similarities of the actual NDE reports across ages and cultures, they affirm each other and Scripture," Burke wrote in an article for Fox News on Friday.
"These are accounts told by surgeons, college professors, commercial airline pilots, bank presidents — people who have nothing to gain, but credibility to lose. Their experiences align with reports from around the globe, from children, even from blind people who claim to 'see' this same awe-inspiring picture of Heaven," he added. more >>