Berean Call Email wrote: [Disestablishment was] the best¬†thing that ever happened to the state of Connecticut. It cut the churches loose¬†from dependence on state support. It threw¬†them wholly on their own resources¬†and on God. Lyman Beecher (October 12, 1775 - January 10, 1863, minister). His thoughts on the the State of Connecticut limiting the authority of the Congregationalist Church and its political ties to Federalist government.
Of course I don't agree with them on a few things like Bible versions and anti-Calvinism, but they certainly have some useful information at various times.
My, my, it isn't the only the Anglicans that are having problems. ‚õ™
Something for Sermon Audio to put it up for tomorrow for discussion?
Kimberly Winston wrote: Daniel Cox, PRRI‚Äôs director of research, said... nd while the decline of white mainline Protestants and Catholics has been documented in earlier surveys, the new PRRI survey shows a similar and relatively recent decline among evangelicals ‚ÄĒ from 23 percent to 17 percent of the public from 2006 to 2016...
And American evangelicals ‚ÄĒ once seemingly immune to the decline experienced by their Catholic and mainline Protestant neighbors ‚ÄĒ are losing numbers and losing them quickly. ... ‚ÄúThere is no one explanation, but you can‚Äôt answer why without looking at the rise of Christian conservatives, ‚ÄĚ
Anglicans/Episcopalians/ (and the CofS) are Liberals and therefore no longer Christian or Biblical. This is a battle which Satan has won. The real archbishop of the CofE is Satan. Liberalism is the rejection of God and all authority such as Bible, law, morals, doctrines.....
"All this corresponds to the development of liberalism, which begins by impatience with God as He is revealed in Scripture‚ÄĒor is thought to be revealed in Scripture. Like the Israelites, the liberals of today underplay the fact that God acts. Naturalism insists that the creation operates according to its own in-built laws; things happen in the ordinary course of nature without any direct intervention by God. Deism maintains that the universe is like a vast clock which God wound up at the beginning, but which now continues under its own impetus without His hand being upon it. Like the Israelites, the liberals forget that God has spoken, clearly and authoritatively, and so they construct a twentieth century golden calf, a religion consisting of what men have thought and not of what God has said. It is this rejection of the God of the Bible, the God who is completely distinct from and above His creation, the God who has spoken and who does act, that is the starting point of liberalism" (R.Burrows)
Tragically, as the Anglican Church gets more and more politically correct, and supposedly "relevant", and bends over backward to accommodate the LGBT and Transgender crowd, and embrace universalism, ecumenism, interfaith, environmentalism, it declines more and more, so that you end up with very liberal wishy washy clergy, and elderly laity who may indeed have some sort of emotional love for the Lord, and for the Creeds, but who are not born again, but are merely "religious", and sadly get carried away with no doubt beautiful liturgy and music, but it has no power.
There are evangelical individuals and parish churches in the Anglican Church, but sadly many of them are rebelling in new Bibles, loud and theologically "lite" CCM Choruses and Music, and pseudo-charismatic experiences.
Sadly, there are no godly men like Bishop JC Ryle, Archbishop Cranmer, Bishops Ridley, Latimer and Hooper, and people like the famous evangelical vicars Charles Simeon and John Newton today. Such people would not even be able to be ordained today!!! They wouldn't be "politically correct" enough!!!