My Dear SOCM-FORUM Members,
This has reference to message no.5 by Bro. Koshy George in Digest No.924.
The election and selection for the Episcopacy in IOC at Parumala.
While going through the news clippings, and Bro. George's posting, my
thinking wandered to ceturies back to the scene at Europe where anybody
can buy the bishopric position by paying money to then then Pope's of the
Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Episcopacy was so fallen to such a
plight, that the money power was the only criteria of one's position in
the society as well as in Church. It seems, slowly the IOC version of the
Syrian Christians are moving towards the same stand. They are in the
process of amassing wealth. The coming days will prove how these
Episcopacy of IOC will be fatal to the common people. The great uprising
against the then Roman Church by the Protestants under the leadership of
Martin Luther was the aftermath of such a plight.
The IOC and its leadership is slowly drifting away from the true spirit of
commonness among the people, and trying to create a supremacy of the
episcopacy rather than promoting true democracy prevalent in our church.
It will taken time to the common man to understand this. God may not
deliver HIS WISDOM to these people, because they stand against the TRUTH.
Let us all pray not to become a prey to these type of leadership in our
St. Mary's JSO church, Ahmedabad