From Charisma Magazine:
“Leaders who defected from the Episcopal Church completed the formation of a conservative branch of Anglicanism in North America Monday by ratifying the constitution of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
The document was signed during ACNA’s Inaugural Provincial Assembly, which drew some 800 participants to Bedford, Texas, this week. Pittsburg Bishop Robert Duncan, who on Wednesday will be installed as the group’s first archbishop, said the formation of ACNA reflects a return to orthodox Christianity that is happening both within the 77 million-member Anglican Communion and beyond.”
The word conservative is misapplied in these cases and Charisma should stop using it to describe churches who breakaway from apostate denominational leaders. Its a biblical position to be against homosexuality.
While political homosexual activists claim there are no consequences for embracing homosexuality, clearly the intrusion of gay theology into the life of the church has proven to be just the opposite. The ordination of gay cleric to bishop in 2003 caused immediate waves of discord and oppression in the church.
Charisma reported the formation of ACNA currently represents some 100,000 Anglicans in 700 parishes. The break is a direct result of the apostates in control of the Episcopal church who have persecuted faithful members for rejecting the illegal reign of Vickie Gene Robinson.
Let’s be honest. There is zero compatibility of gay theology and biblical teachings. There exists no reconciliation of sin and holiness. The best course of action would have been to expel these people from the church, but passive inaction instead shifted the balance of power to those who are anti-bible.
If anyone really wants to know what could happen in your denomination in the next generation of 40 years or so, look no further than the Episcopal Church USA. The root issue isnt homosexuality, its the authority of scripture. After it rejected (and revisioned) the authority of the scriptures, there remained no barrier to the false teachers infesting the organization. As “debate” about homosexuality and trend towards its acceptance, you can be sure that at the root of their ultimate fall will be rejection of God’s word as its primary authority. That’s why some of these churches will eventually endorse pedophilia, bestiality and incest as acceptable forms of love. There will be no restraint. Homosexuality is the the litmus to test how far the church will go in removing God’s restrictions to accommodate the filthy desires of humanity.
Generally, division is not a good thing in the body of Christ, but true unity demands division from those who walk in disobedience. Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. Romans 16:17
You should also read:
- Episcopals seize another church for rejecting rule of homosexual bishop
- Episcopal church on the decline
- Spirit of the antichrist working in apostate Episcopal ruler