That’s the question that Episcopal bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asks perhaps rhetorically. But then again, she truly may not know the answer.
Is that a hard question to answer biblically? In this short discourse, instead of providing answers from the Bible, the bishop only heaps on more doubt-raising questions. Doubt is always fueled by questions which do not value nor seek God’s truth. Its not sinful to question that which we do not understand, but are we willing to accept GOD’s answer when we encounter it?
Its particularly shameful that someone who is the head of a denomination would be so theologically shallow. Bishop Schori is no leader, she is a follower of those who elected her to office and thus she is bound to repeat the wayward desires of unholy religious people.
God isnt a dumb God, neither is His word so confusing that it takes multiple “scholarly” degrees to grasp its simple truths. Jesus said the gospel is preached to the poor(Luke 7:22b). Yet arrogant apostates like Jefferts-Schori would have us think the gospel is only for those able to pay for an Oxford education with years studying the original greek texts.
A habitual, unrepentant sinner cannot live a holy life neither is there any indication in scripture that such a thing is possible. The two, “sin” and “holiness” cannot co-exist simply because sin is the antithesis of everything God is.
The only way to cast doubt on the “black and white” of sin and holiness is to question and redefine its meaning.