Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Chris Sugden: Gafcon can save Anglicanism

For five years, the Episcopal church in US, the Anglican church of Canada, and elements of the Church of England and church in New Zealand have acted precisely like the student unions of the 1970s and Militant tendency in putting facts on the ground and defying the authorities to do anything about it. Some bishops and others have been presenting a different Christian gospel, expressed in disobedience to the teaching of the Bible, and continue to persecute and harass those who resist and object.

If the current dispute is merely a matter of different perspectives and emphases, as the Archbishop of Canterbury suggests, why are the bishops who are promoting this different gospel driving people out of their churches and removing licences from priests such as Dr Packer?

Gafcon became necessary following the persistent failure of the current authorities in the Anglican Communion to do anything about this deliberate flouting of Christian teaching and decisions of the whole Anglican Communion and its leadership. Read more


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1 comment:

Jesurgislac said...

I agree that the anti-gay wing of the Anglican Communion have lost touch with the teachings of the Bible, and frankly I think it would be no loss if Christians filled with such violence and hate were left to form some other kind of religious communion.