Conservative Anglican group may boycott global bishops conference over gay marriage
A major conservative group of Anglican bishops and leaders may boycott an upcoming global bishops conference over the presence of bishops whose regional territories support gay unions.
The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) released a statement on Monday regarding the Lambeth Conference, a major Anglican Communion gathering held almost every 10 years in Canterbury, United Kingdom.
In a communique from the GAFCON Primates Council sent from Sydney, Australia, the conservative group expressed its concerns about the 2020 conference....
Yes, I must admit that I am surprised that very strong Reformed and non-Reformed IFB churches gave up on head coverings for women in worship in the 1960â€™s, and do not practice this today, apart from a very small number, including the church where some 40 years ago, (which is now under the same pastor!!), I was baptised as a believer.
I think what happened was that as hat wearing in the secular world outside went out of fashion for both men and women, (men wore hats too, but obviously took them off in church), many evangelical churches regrettably said culture had changed, and as long as women had distinctive long hair, that would be sufficient as head covering.
Sadly, that soon slipped, and many ladies even in strong Reformed and IFB churches, let alone of course, the modern neo-evangelical churches, have short uncovered hair, and some even wear trouser suits.
Ironically, to go back to the Anglican missionary evangelical churches, the African and Asian women still firmly wear head coverings, though whether that is tradition, or is actually done for biblical reasons, I do not know.
Chris G P wrote: stroke patients who require intensive treatment and intervention immediately after the stroke and are not getting it.
Chris, there was no need to explain yourself. The theme was commented upon as it seems that the present costumary practice on the matter might need checked in Christian circles.
Thanks for commenting bringing informative outlook about Britain.
Surely Mr Masters hit the nail in the 80's about the charismatic phenomena, contemporary music and other stands. However the crowd attending the Metropolitan Tabernacle presently seems under principled, as the pulpit brings theological generalizations but omits practical detail. For instance, when studing I Corinthians verse by verse, on arriving to chapter 11 about the passage on head covering, Mr Masters brought a few right theological points regarding headship in the godhead and gender role going back to Creation, yet he concluded that the practice had been acceptably going on in the past in Britain, and that those presently wishing to adhere to it there was no harm if so they desired, but that it was not necessary to continue it. Quite disappointing. ?!?!
Dear Mr McCausland, My own circumstances regrettably are not as solid as I would like.
I do not have my own home, I live in rented accommodation, I do not have a car and have to use public transport, and I do not have a great income.
I also live a long distance from the city where my mother is in a nursing home. My family circumstances are not helpful, and until a few years ago, my older sister who did have her own home, near our mother, a car and her own income was able to carry much of the burden.
My mother lived in her own autonomous accommodation with her own paid carers, as she was frail, but active. Unfortunately my sister developed a terminal illness, and shortly after she passed away, my mother suffered a severe stroke, and as it was I stopped an attempt by the hospital to withdraw proper care. Unfortunately there was no other alternative to her long term care needs. Had I had the resources, and been in a better situation, there is no way that I would have wanted mother to enter such a place. The care she needs does require the presence of a resident qualified nurse, which is a requirement of nursing homes. This is not just a Care home.
I appreciate what you say, and wish that there was much better provision and support for elderly people, and particularly st
Chris, please take no personal insult or offence about this comment, as your situation could be well justified.
However, as a general remark, it is grieving to see how our society systematicly institutionalizes the aged in state-runned or/semiprivate 'nursing' homes, while all along Christian homes could be the 'caring homes' for the end of life exemplifying the true ethos Scripture endorses. Practical Christianity would be better enhanced that way, something endless theological dialogue or debate does not, and the young coming up to first-hand realisation of the aging process and through close interaction with the aged, would be helped out of the flippant bubble of superficial life perception they are often immersed in.
There is a lot of ranting about the unborn here, but not much about the dismal institutionalised end of life many aged are in.
May we age the age of the patriarchs, who died in the midst of their own, revered and useful. "They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing"
Remarkably dementia in Scriptures comes not associated with the aged, but with divine retribution on singular individuals.
I was visiting a leading cathedral city in the south of England where my mother is in a nursing home. On the way back from the nursing home to the railway station, I passed what had been a â€śGospel Hallâ€ť, a meeting place of an Open Brethren Assembly.
Apparently, the assembly must have dispersed or closed, and the building is now occupied by an evangelical Anglican fellowship, called Christ Church, which is totally independent of the local diocese, bishop and the impressive cathedral down the road.
This assembly even has its own bishop, (I suspect a semi-retired Anglican evangelical missionary bishop, probably!), as well as its own vicar!!
A little change from the previous Brethren Assembly that occupied this building, but at least no danger of women bishops and clergy, or liberal preaching at this Anglican Church!!
If you look at the URL I put up, which I believe was also a link in the main article, you will see that this conservative group has already really went off in its own direction it has even rejected the idea of women priests-so far.
Unfortunately this group has still kept the structure of the primacy Anglican Church which isn't biblical. Also unfortunately, Baptists can't gripe too much either. Baptists keep making their preachers the equivalent of Catholic bishops and the board of Elders are just a group of Yes Men
Time and again it has been shown in SA many articles that the authoritarianism style of leadership displayed by many Baptist Churches has led to disaster
https://tinyurl.com/z4qqnqq (Who Should Run the Church? A Case for the Plurality of Elders)
"The consequences of this widespread dislike to distinct biblical doctrine are very serious. Whether we like it or not, it is an epidemic which is doing great harm, and especially among young people. It creates, fosters, and keeps up an immense amount of instability in religion. It produces what I must venture to call, if I may coin the phrase, a 'jelly-fish' Christianity in the land â€” that is, a Christianity without bone, or muscle, or power.
A jelly-fish, as everyone who has been much by the seaside knows, is a pretty and graceful object when it floats in the sea, like a little delicate transparent umbrella. Yet the same jelly-fish, when cast on the shore, is a mere helpless lump, without capacity for movement, self-defense, or self-preservation.
Alas! it is a vivid type of much of the religion of this day, of which the leading principle is, 'No dogma, no distinct beliefs, no doctrine.' We have hundreds of ministers who seem not to have a single bone in their body of divinity! They have no definite opinions; they are so afraid of 'extreme views,' that they have no views at all. We have thousands of sermons preached every year, which are without an edge or a point or a corner â€” they are as smooth as marble balls, awakening no sinner" (J.C.Ryle)
These folks can boycott all they like, it will make no difference to the progress of liberalism and total apostasy in the Anglican communion.
Oh dear, now I've said something against the Anglican church. I do feel so bad about that. I retract it, and repent in dust and ashes. No, second thoughts, forget the dust and ashes. No, on third thoughts, forget the retraction. Ask Adriel, he knows all about the liberalisation of the Anglican communion.