Episcopal priest given ultimatum

Janet I. Tu, religion reporter for the Seattle Times:

It didn’t use to be this way. But now, six months away from what is almost certain to be her defrocking, the Episcopal priest [,the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding,] who announced last year that she had also become a Muslim remains steadfast in her belief that she was called to both faiths but says her decision to follow that call has been exceedingly painful at times.

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2 Responses to Episcopal priest given ultimatum

  1. Extract from: “The Truth and the Light Regarding the Christian and Islam Faiths”, by Ivan Erickson, author of the spiritual novel, “Song of the Storm Winds”.

    I have in the past sent email attachments on this complete discourse, requesting a reply, to: Janet I. Tu – Seattle Times religious editor; Ann Holmes Redding; Pamela K. Taylor; the late Imam W. Deen Mohammed; and to Aman Amir Abdul-Matin, and I have not as yet received a reply regarding my premises. Deen Mohammed did not reply prior to his death, nor have any of the others listed, as of October 1, 2008. I can only conclude that these beloved people have found the words of the One True God to be irrefutable and/or too formidable – which they, in fact, are!

    The following is the second of six total premises from the above discourse, “The Truth and the Light Regarding the Christian and Islam Faiths”, of which the rational person will find irrefutable. Please know that I love all people of all faiths and ethnicities of whom God loves, and this is the reason why I continuously toil to bring the Truth and the Light to all those who are seeking:

    “The second premise to address is the Islam belief that Jesus Christ was only a prophet – that He was not deity or the only Son of God. In 1 John, 2:18-23 we read: “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number; if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the holy one, and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth. Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. No one who denies the Son has the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.”i In 1 John 4, 1-3 we read: “Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.”ii

    Also, Jesus Christ professed in the Gospel that He is the Messiah, the only Begotten Son of God the Father. If the Islam faithful sincerely believes that Jesus is a prophet, how can they at the same time not believe that He was God’s Son? – For a prophet is one who speaks the Truth for God, you see”.

    May the One True God Who Lives bless each of you, always.

  2. Michael says:

    Who cares? The Episcopal Church is a joke. Most cradle Episcopalians, like me, don’t even go. They are atheists or agnostics. The Church is barely hanging on. The clergy are a collection of people who went to it for a second career and a lot of converts from the most neurotic segments of Christianity. Its time they sold all these museum pieces, forced these “priests and bishops” to get real jobs and turned the money back to the members. The internet has made religion irrelevant and exposed it as a tired myth.

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