Friday, July 10, 2009
Personal Salvation Heresy?
I was quite surprised today to hear this news from the Episcopal Church's presiding Bishop. Evidently, she believes it is heresy to say that we can be saved as individuals. I"m not quite sure what she believes is the alternative. Being saved as a church? Being saved as a world? Not quite sure what she means. We are, afterall, born in to this world separately, and we separately make choices for our life. I don't understand why she believes that we can't become personally saved. She says it is a form of idolatry. According to my understanding of idolatry, worshipping God and looking to Jesus Christ as our Savior isn't idolatry. The Episcopal church has been in a lot of upheaval in the recent year. Maybe this is her attempt to draw some of the people back who left?