Skip to comments.Anglican Communion Institute Analyzes GC 2006
Posted on 06/24/2006 6:11:40 PM PDT by sionnsar
For a comprehensive analysis of what was expected of ECUSA and GC 2006 versus what was delivered, I recommend to you Andrew Goddard's report, posted at the Anglican Communion Institute website. For the full report, click HERE.
The key observation is this:
"the fundamental problem is more than simply two minds in one body, it is that there are two different and fundamentally incompatible understandings of the gospel (one of redemption from sin vs one of inclusion) and of the nature of the church (one of the one, holy catholic and apostolic church vs one of an American denomination)."
I mentioned to a colleague yesterday that while at GC 2006 I had chatted with a female priest from a neighboring parish in Northern Virginia, and that how we had a very cordial exchange. She was a delightful person to talk with. But I also know that on a theological basis we could not be more different in our understanding of the Gospel and its contemporary application. At GC 2003 in Minneapolis, I met several members of Integrity, the homosexual lobby. Once again, they were delightful people to meet, and once again we had two mutually exclusive views of the Gospel.
I say this as an encouragement to everyone on the theological spectrum to repect the humanity of one another despite our differences. I have been classified as a right-wing extremist and a few other things, and I know that I have been less than charitable to others on a few occasions. I also know that we are are fallen in our own ways and in need of a Savior, and that the love and transforming power of Jesus Christ is available to us all - should we choose to accept Him.
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