Skip to comments.AAC LEADER RIPS HOB:"Covenant is insulting to Primates" Griswold must apologize
Posted on 03/18/2005 6:41:24 PM PST by newheart
A Statement from the President of the American Anglican Council o Communications Issued by the Episcopal Church House of Bishops
The Covenant Statement and the Word to the Church issued by the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops is insulting to the Primates of the Anglican Communion.
While it aims at specific requests of the 2004 Windsor Report and the 2005 Primates Communiqué, it fails to fulfill clear expectations outlined therein.
The House claimed to affirm the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral 1888, and yet they failed to repent of their decisions and subsequent actions contrary to Scripture as well as Anglican faith and order. Note there is no affirmation of the authority of Scripture or Lambeth 1.10, which were upheld by the primates.
Are there not two mutually exclusive views presented in this covenant? Bishops also declared a moratorium on blessings of same-sex unions, but J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, violated the spirit of this pledge before the sun set on the covenant's passage.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Tuesday evening, he said he would "not impose his 'conscience' on priests in the six-county Los Angeles diocese.
They are free to bless same sex unions if they wish, he said." The Episcopal News Service clearly underscored the loophole in their report as well: "...the bishops said they themselves would refrain from performing such blessings for the time being. Clergy in dioceses that already practice same sex blessings will be allowed to choose whether to continue the practice."
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There's something very telling about the generations succeeding WWII's "Greatest Generation" and their apparent loss of their sense of right and wrong.
Any bishop who flagrantly and willfully violates the Word can't possibly have a functioning moral compass.
We've had the same God for eons, and His Word hasn't changed. Who are these idiots to think they can redefine Biblical Law according to the latest version of political correctness?
Couldn't you substitute a word for "Primate" in the headlines? It makes me giggle.
They think they know better than the God of the Bible. In their patronizing phrase, "God is doing a new thing today".
IOW, God says whatever they say He is saying now in direct contradiction to all previous scripture, but Griswold & Co. are revealing His current beliefs. This lack of fear of the living God should scare any Christian.
Because I'm "washed in the blood," I'm not scared of these "new age" bishops, because their erroneous doctrines hold no sway over me or mine.
I am sorry for their sake, but I've always held that people are ultimately responsible for their own actions and beliefs.
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