Christian Post: South Carolina Diocese Engages in ‘Battle’ with Episcopal Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Though the Diocese of South Carolina remains affiliated with The Episcopal Church, the two are waging a battle over Scripture and polity.

South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence was not hesitant this week to express his continuing frustrations with the national church body's "false gospel" and ongoing pursuit of litigations.

"The distractions that come from the decisions others have made within The Episcopal Church have created restlessness in my spirit," he said at the diocese's 219th annual convention which concluded Friday.

"Like those in the Church at Corinth with whom St. Paul was confronted, many within the leadership of The Episcopal Church have grown willful," he lamented. "They will have their way though it is contrary to the received teaching of God’s Holy Word, the trustworthy traditions of the Christian Faith, and the expressed will of the Anglican Communion."

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan Councils* South Carolina

Posted March 28, 2010 at 7:02 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Fr. Dale wrote:

This is our battle to engage,” he emphasized. “We are not entirely alone, but our list of allies at home grows thin.

Bishop Mark, rest assured that you have the prayers of those in your former Diocese, the DSJ. Pray for us also that we would remain steadfast.

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