May 23, 2013

File Under Unbelievable

According to a recent Christian Post article

"The head of the Episcopal Church has garnered outrage from some in the Anglican Communion over her claim that St. Paul of Tarsus' curing of a demon-possessed slave girl as described in the Bible was wrong.

"In a sermon delivered before the Diocese of Venezuela on the island nation of Curaçao, Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori said that by driving the demon out of her Paul was 'depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness.'

"'Paul is annoyed, perhaps for being put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness,' said Jefferts Schori."

To read the full sermon go here.

How can someone in such a high position of leadership so misinterpret a text? How could one equate demonic possession with spiritual awareness? I guess the demons in Matthew 8:31 just wanted to bring spiritual awareness to pigs.

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