The headline on the July 14, 2011, edition of the British paper, The Telegraph, heralded some very bad news for British Anglicans. It declared, “Aging Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years.'” They buttressed their argument in two ways:
1. The average age of a Church of England attendee is 61 (you do the math).
2. In the last 40 years, church attendance has been cut in half.
You would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would wake up and smell the coffee.
Instead, a few weeks earlier, he finally came clean. Well, he was forced to come clean. For years, he acted as if he was an impartial arbitrator between the believing Anglicans [who make up the majority of Anglicans worldwide] and the apostate ones lead by the American and Canadian Anglicans/Episcopalians. He has always called for “unity,” a way of saying to the believing Anglicans, “just shut-up and let the apostates have their way.”
Now, a document has leaked to the press affirming his quiet desire to ordain homosexual bishops all along, not only in the United States, but in his own backyard, in England. The document entitled Choosing Bishops – The Equality Act 2010 affirms that, “someone in a sexually active relationship outside of marriage is not eligible for the Episcopate.”
But, it contains legal advice that calls for celibate homosexuals to be eligible for ordination to the Episcopate. This is double talk.
First of all, if a person is celibate, why do we have to know their sexual orientation? Unless…this is his way of getting homosexual bishops under the wire, as it were.
Second, since when does the church obey the government when the government legislates anti-biblical and anti-God laws? Have we forgotten our Christian heritage, our fore-bearers who were sent to face hungry lions in arenas for saying that God must be obeyed above Caesar?
It is now time for ALL believers to wake up and smell the coffee. These older denominations and many so called “evangelical churches” are falling prey to Satan’s lie.
The leadership of the mainline churches in general and the Anglican/Episcopal church in particular, has led their denominations over the cliff of apostasy. Their denial of the authority of the Scriptures, the divinity of Jesus Christ, and their belief in a God who will not judge sin, but will send everyone to Heaven, has rendered their denomination anything but “a Christ-ian church.”
The Urgent Need
The most urgent need today is for a new reformation and a return to biblical integrity and authentic Christianity.