Monday, March 17, 2014

IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin
"Clergy have an obligation to hold and teach those things they've taken an oath to do"

By David W. Virtue DD
March 17, 2014

A leading Anglican cleric in the Church of Ireland who questioned the Doctrine of Original Sin has gotten a push back by fellow Irish clergymen who say he has an obligation to uphold the church's teaching on the subject and cannot plead "further enlightenment" when the church's Constitution and 39 Articles forbid it.

In his column Rehabilitating Eve in the March 7 issue of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Rev. Stephen Neill questioned the doctrine of Original Sin and actually blamed God and commends Eve for her actions.

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