Skip to comments.Cry of the Orthodox: An Open Letter to the Network Bishops
Posted on 02/28/2006 12:34:55 PM PST by sionnsar
To the Bishops of the Anglican Communion Network, from your brother in Christ our Lord
To any bishops in the Anglican Communion Network in the Episcopal Church (USA) who would prefer to remain in ECUSA even if she does not repent:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this open letter to you, because of my concern of postponing a split with ECUSA after General Convention 2006. I have read that a quick fix is not in the works and that we must continue to stand and make our presence known. As time moves on, this rhetoric is becoming all too common among you and the orthodox continue to cry because of Satans attacks and victories. Yet we are only continually told to wait. I understand the necessity for thorough planning and strategizing, but the time to act is this summer, not next year, and not Lambeth 2008. If we are going to have any semblance of unity and structure, if we are going to have any parishes with us, if we are going to have any dioceses in tact, it is this summer.
I know that there is much that we on the lay level do not know or understand about the inner workings of the church political system, but I am pleading with youwe all are pleading with youplease act this summer and act together! Let us not waste this opportunity to make our stand togetherto make our stand against the spirit of anti-Christand to leave ECUSA just as the hand of God Himself has left her! Please do not be tempted to put other concerns before following Christ. ECUSA has officially made an alliance with the ruler of this world and Iand the large majority of the orthodox Anglican communitycannot and should not continue any longer in communion with the Enemy.
Therefore, I am pleading with you to make your stand, not in ECUSA, but in opposition to her: to leave her to perish in her filth and let the ruler of this world have his way with his new bride. As for me, as sinful and wretched as I am, I will continue to trust in the love and the forgiveness of Jesus Christ and will continue to call Him Bridegroom and continue to be a part of His bride. A bride cannot have two husbands and therefore I cannot stay in an institution who has divorced one bridegroom and married another. Neither should other orthodox Anglicans.
So please listen to my words and take them seriously: if no action of separation and condemnation occurs after ECUSA ignores her need for repentance this summer at General Convention (the issue will likely not even be addressed), there will be no more Anglican Communion Network as we know it today. People will begin leaving and a mass exodus will happen. Because of letters previously published last week that revealed a hesitancy to act after GenCon06, many people have left and are planning on leaving even now.
We have had too many hopes dashed and too many defeats to carry on any longer in any sizeable unity within ECUSA. We are being withered away year by year, and before long there will be literally nothing left but revisionists who will drive the institution into dust. Please, for all of our sakes, prepare and talk and do all the things Anglicans are good at, but please do one thing: act this summer.
The seriousness of this matter has me disturbed, and lack of urgency portrayed has me depressed. Please help us. This is our cry! Just as Joshua made his stand for the Lord in the early days, so you must make your stand today. Staying in ECUSA without plans to leave is to stay within the church of Satan.
So whom shall we serve? The ruler of this world or the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
In the name of our Blessed Savior Jesus Christ,
I expect Arlin finds the whole thing rather interesting......
I feel the same way. Our rector and Bishop seem to be taking the middle road now.
We have waited too long. My wife and I are waiting to see what stand the Anglican communion will take after GC06.
Also there are two candidates for bishop in California that are openly homosexual. The election is set before GC, so this would just be icing on the cake if one of them are elected as Bishop. They would have to be confirmed at GC06.
Like most, we are just tired of all this. We just want to worship and serve, not have to worry about our church leaders.
If any clergy happens upon this, please urge your peers to take action against this evil in the Episcopal church. Don't put it off, lets walk apart.
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