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IF the General Synod of the Church of England affirms the House of Bishops’ recommendations to ‘Bless’ Same Sex Marriage, or Civil Partnerships, the Church of England will be inviolation of the “clear and canonical teaching of the Bible”, and it will lead to “impaired communion with many provinces of the Anglican Communion”.
The role of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as a “moral leader, and a figure of unity within the Communion” will also be “severely jeopardised”. So says the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (GSFA) which covers around 75% of Anglicans across the globe, ahead of the Synod’s London meetings, February 6-9.
The House of Bishops’ Response to the six-year Living in Love and Faith ‘listening’ process says lawyers have advised them that the official Doctrine of Marriage would remain, despite the Church, from now on “joyfully welcoming and recognising permanent, stable same sex relationships” through services and prayers of blessing.
The Most Reverend Justin Badi, Primate of South Sudan, and Chairman of the GSFA responded, saying: “What the English bishops are recommending constitutes unfaithfulness to the God who has spoken through His written word. Their Response belies the loss of confidence by the bishops in the authority and clarity of the Bible as we have received it. They are re-writing God’s law for His creation; laws that are re-affirmed by Christ in the Gospel accounts.”
Last summer, at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, the GSFA sounded a global call to re-affirm ‘Lambeth 1.10’ (the Anglican Communion’s official teaching that the only place for sexual intimacy is marriage between one man and one woman for life, and specifically rules out blessing of same sex relationships). Archbishop Badi says the bishops’ proposals are “in clear contravention of Lambeth 1.10” , and “will lead to consequences for the Communion if the General Synod affirms. We therefore call on Synod to reject the bishops’ proposals on blessing same sex unions.”
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Why should God’s standards that He invented for us be applicable to Him?
Is the Creator of all things to be subjected to the laws He Himself created – for us?
God does not have doubts or insecurities about anything, nor is anything in the universe beyond His control, what with having created everything, He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
He COULD force us to love Him, but He does not.* (*Not even Reformed believers like me believe that, but I’m not going to discuss specific Reformed theology and doctrine here. Suffice to say, it isn’t necessary for us to be forced, as if programmed like robots.)
As for the way Satan asking, “Are you sure?”, it’s what he always asks. He asked that of Eve when she told him they couldn’t eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. “Are you sure God said that?” Satan is a perpetual questioner, as well as an accuser. Modern progs bear much resemblance to Satan, come to think of it, and not for no reason, of course.
I don’t know MM, not sure what his faith background is, if any, what his worldview is, but he certainly has erroneous, heretical / blasphemous ideas of God. Too bad, because it does appear he’s a dissident rightist, with redpilled / based takes on many things otherwise.
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