The Church of England decided last night to consecrate women bishops, with minimum concessions to opponents and despite the threat of a mass exodus of traditionalist clergy.
After one of the most contentious debates faced by the Churchâ€™s General Synod, its members voted to allow the consecration of women bishops but rejected compromise proposals for new â€śsuper bishopsâ€ť, who would have catered for the objectors.
The decisions, after more than six hours of debate, led to extraordinary scenes at the University of York, with one bishop in tears as he spoke of being â€śashamedâ€ť of the Church of England....
Amen Max! This also goes for the Episcopalian Church in the U.S.A.
Charles Spurgeon wrote: ...the State Church, which the great reformers had planted, and which some of them had watered with their blood, presented the spectacle which went far to justify the sarcasm of an eminent writer, that she possessed "A Popish Liturgy, a Calvinistic Creed, and an Arminian Clergy."
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