The long-predicted split in the Anglican Church of Canada is finally taking place.
For decades the Anglican Church refused to discipline church leaders who were veering from conservative, orthodox views. The church has tolerated watery liberalism and even openly heretic views such as those of "obey me or else" heretic Michael Ingham.
This tolerance has resulted in liberals taking over the historic church and hi-jacking it. They are now about to put the jack-boots to conservative congregations by threatening to take over their properties if they refuse to submit to their "apostolic leadership". Apostolic my patootie. These guys wouldn't know apostolic if they tripped over it, and, if they had the chance, they would give the apostles the boot (which they have effectively done already) for being intolerant, homophobic, exclusionary witnesses to a God who demands that salvation occur on His own terms. They like the love bit, but not the holiness and judgment components of the gospel.
At a recent convention, liberals used the Scripture "Behold, I Am Making All Things New!" as their motto for advancing the homosexual agenda. This verse was ripped out of its context in Scripture and used to support an agenda of sexual liberation that is condemned by Scripture. Their only connection with apostolic ministry is that the apostle Peter talked about such corrupt leaders -- and condemned them.
If the apostate leaders of the church can declare that God is doing something new, then why not the conservative faithful? Can we not equally declare that this split is "of God", and that it is glorious in our eyes?
I have met the current Anglican Primate, Fred Hiltz. In a meeting he said, "isn't it a shame we are spending all this time and energy talking about sexuality when we should be ministering to the poor". What a deceitful dodge! I told him, in the meeting, that sexuality had become a preoccupying issue precisely because bishops such as himself were pushing it -- and that the church was right in resisting their efforts. I went on to tell him that the idea that a holy God would create some men for sex with other men was blasphemy. This didn't seem to bother him one whit. The idea that he might be a blasphemer was just one more view in the vast anglican mosaic of ideas. Just one more idea, no more valid than any other idea.
And Scripture? Just one more idea, I guess. No more valid than any other idea.
Fred Hiltz had an historic church in his hands for less than a year. And, under his watch, it is unravelling.
Yes, Fred, because "God is doing a new thing!". Listen as He says, "Behold, I Am Making All Things New!".
God will have the last word. And the final judgment. And then we will see who was serving God, and who was serving their own corrupt passions.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.