Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GAFCON Chair: "The challenge of the Anglican Communion today"

Anglican Ink posted a Pastoral Letter from the Chairman of GAFCON, Nicholas Okoh who nails the crisis facing the Anglican Communion to the doors of Lambeth, 815, and St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness.
‘What is tragic about all of this is not just the divisions within the Anglican Communion. What is most tragic is that because of false teaching, millions of souls will not hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, or they will hear a Gospel that appears to be the Gospel, but in reality is contrary to the very Word of God – which is no Gospel at all. Souls are at stake. Lives are at stake. Eternity is at stake. It reminds me of what the prophet Isaiah said to the people of his day: 'Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.’ (Is.5:20, ESV).
This is the challenge of the Anglican Communion today. The message of the Bible is being turned upside down by those for whom ‘my God’ means the God I want."
I appreciate the sense of urgency conveyed by his words.

I lament the fact that a majority of  leading American and Scottish Episcopalians, as well as large numbers of leading Candian and British Anglicans don't get it.

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