Friday, February 25, 2005

Anglican church might split over the issue of homosexuality

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

from: Associated Press and Canadian Press, February 25, 2005

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said:

"The Anglican Communion faces the real threat of a split over homosexuality, and the rift will not be resolved without pain and without someone admitting they were wrong, …"

“We still face the possibility of division, of course we do,” Archbishop Williams said after a crisis meeting of 35 leaders of Anglican national churches. “That's not going to go away."

Or they could do what the United Church of Canada did: the leadership accepted homosexuality and effectively destroyed the denomination.

After all -- if the church is no different from the rest of the world, and simply falls for trends instead of being Bible-based, or chooses which parts of the Bible it likes or doesn’t like at any given time, then how can the church even justify its existence?

This is why the liberal denominations around the world have been dying since the 1950s.

Since American Evangelicals, for the last 10 or 20 years, have been reducing the gospel to a right wing Republican agenda, they are also on a course of destruction cause by irrelevence.