Church Of England Issues Fierce Rebuke To Conservative Body GAFCON
The astonishing rebuke was in a letter published on Tuesday evening from William Nye, secretary general to the Archbishops' Council, a senior leadership body of the Church. It was addressed to Andy Lines, chairman of GAFCON UK.
GAFCON UK's document painted a "significantly misleading picture both of the teaching and practice of the Church of England", Nye wrote.
In turn GAFCON UK has released its own defence of the controversial briefing which was branded as a "name and shame" list by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM).
The group insisted it had only published names already known publicly and held back on others who remained private....
"The GAFCON movement is a global family of authentic Anglicans standing together to retain and restore the Bible to the heart of the Anglican Communion. Our mission is to guard the unchanging, transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ and to proclaim Him to the world. We are founded on the Bible, bound together by the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration of 2008, and led by a Primates Council, which represents the majority of the worldâ€™s Anglicans.
The GAFCON journey began in 2008 when moral compromise, doctrinal error and the collapse of biblical witness in parts of the Anglican communion had reached such a level that the leaders of the majority of the worldâ€™s Anglicans felt it was necessary to take a united stand for truth." https://www.gafcon.org/about/
Well that sounds all very commendable!! However there always has been more to it than fighting against the Liberals who seem to be running the Anglican church anyway.
Quote: "The Church of England ..... cannot properly â€“ and arguably, should not legally â€“ be considered the true Church of England, in that so far as it can be proven that a single one of the Thirty-Nine foundational and legally-binding articles of the Church of England is spurned by that denomination" (Ch. of England. Continuing)