2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 (NASB) 1  Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2  that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, …,

katharine.schoriAccording to the Episcopal News Service, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, Katharine Jefferts Schori, delivered a recent message embracing diversity, in which she claimed that the Apostle Paul was wrong and bigoted for setting a demon-possessed girl free from spiritual bondage. She states, “Paul is annoyed at the slave girl who keeps pursuing him, telling the world that he and his companions are slaves of God.  She is quite right.”

In speaking this month at All Saints Church in Curaçao, Venezuela, Bishop Schori interpreted Acts 16 so that the Apostle Paul, due to his annoyance over a demon-possessed girl, wrongly freed her from demon possession. In fact, in not embracing the demon-possessed girl in a true spirit of diversity, the Apostle Paul “deprived her of her gift of spiritual awareness.”

2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us that the return of Jesus Christ (the day of the Lord) will not occur until the “apostasy” comes first. “Bishop” Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopalian Church in the United Stands, stands for the conclusion that the apostasy is already upon us.

Jesus come quickly.

Jack Smith