Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
The Apostate CHURCH OF ENGLAND!
by David J. Stewart
"...there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." —Galatians 1:7
The following information is taken from the official Church Of England website:
What it means to be a Christian
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.
For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
…Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.
…Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.
…and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world - changed lives and a transformed society.
© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2004 | SOURCE
The Church of England Teaches a Perverted Gospel that Cannot Save
There is NO mention of God's Law in the words above, or of the condemnation of God's Law upon lost sinners. How can people be saved? There can be NO salvation without the Law of God! There is NO mention of being BORN-AGAIN. There is NO mention of the blood of Jesus. There is NO mention of trusting upon the Savior. There is NO mention of repentance. Oh! How far from the Word of God are churches today!
Romans 3:19 states, "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." Today's apostate church has forgotten the Law of God, and there is NO guilt over sin anymore. People are simple being invited to "come to Jesus" or to "make a commitment to Christ"; BUT there is NO repentance towards God concerning sin! Oh! That preachers would once again sound the bells of judgment, and warn the wicked of the flames of Hell awaiting all Christ-rejecters! 2nd Thessalonians 1:8, "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." Why is the Church of England so quite about the torments of Hell, and the vengeance of God?
Biblically, you are not a Christian unless you've been born-again, "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:7, "...Ye must be born again!" Phooey on a shallow gospel that leaves off repentance, judgment, and the condemnation of God's Law upon mankind.
Here's just how apostate the CHURCH OF ENGLAND has become--they are planning to UNITE with the Vatican! ...
Churches back plan to unite under Pope
THE TIMES ONLINE | February 19, 2007
Radical proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published this year, The Times has learnt.
The proposals have been agreed by senior bishops of both churches.
In a 42-page statement prepared by an international commission of both churches, Anglicans and Roman Catholics are urged to explore how they might reunite under the Pope.
The statement, leaked to The Times, is being considered by the Vatican, where Catholic bishops are preparing a formal response.
It comes as the archbishops who lead the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion meet in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in an attempt to avoid schism over gay ordination and other liberal doctrines that have taken hold in parts of the Western Church.
The 36 primates at the gathering will be aware that the Pope, while still a cardinal, sent a message of support to the orthodox wing of the Episcopal Church of the US as it struggled to cope with the fallout after the ordination of the gay bishop Gene Robinson.
Were this week’s discussions to lead to a split between liberals and conservatives, many of the former objections in Rome to a reunion with Anglican conservatives would disappear. Many of those Anglicans who object most strongly to gay ordination also oppose the ordination of women priests.
Rome has already shown itself willing to be flexible on the subject of celibacywhen it received dozens of married priests from the Church of England into the Catholic priesthood after they left over the issue of women’s ordination.
There are about 78 million Anglicans, compared with a billion Roman Catholics, worldwide. In England and Wales, the Catholic Church is set to overtake Anglicanism as the predominant Christian denomination for the first time since the Reformation, thanks to immigration from Catholic countries.
As the Anglicans’ squabbles over the fundamentals of Christian doctrine continue — with seven of the conservative primates twice refusing to share Communion with the other Anglican leaders at their meeting in Tanzania — the Church’s credibility is being increasingly undermined in a world that is looking for strong witness from its international religious leaders.
The Anglicans will attempt to resolve their differences today by publishing a new Anglican Covenant, an attempt to provide a doctrinal statement under which they can unite.
But many fear that the divisions have gone too far to be bridged and that, if they cannot even share Communion with each other, there is little hope that they will agree on a statement of common doctrine.
The latest Anglican-Catholic report could hardly come at a more sensitive time. It has been drawn up by the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, which is chaired by the Right Rev David Beetge, an Anglican bishop from South Africa, and the Most Rev John Bathersby, the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Australia.
The commission was set up in 2000 by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, and Cardinal Edward Cassidy, then head of the Vatican’s Council for Christian Unity. Its aim was to find a way of moving towards unity through “common life and mission”.
The document leaked to The Times is the commission’s first statement, Growing Together in Unity and Mission. The report acknowledges the “imperfect communion” between the two churches but says that there is enough common ground to make its “call for action” about the Pope and other issues.
In one significant passage the report notes: “The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the ministry of the Bishop of Rome [the Pope] as universal primate is in accordance with Christ’s will for the Church and an essential element of maintaining it in unity and truth.” Anglicans rejected the Bishop of Rome as universal primate in the 16th century. Today, however, some Anglicans are beginning to see the potential value of a ministry of universal primacy, which would be exercised by the Bishop of Rome, as a sign and focus of unity within a reunited Church.
In another paragraph the report goes even further: “We urge Anglicans and Roman Catholics to explore together how the ministry of the Bishop of Rome might be offered and received in order to assist our Communions to grow towards full, ecclesial communion.”
Other recommendations include inviting lay and ordained members of both denominations to attend each other’s synodical and collegial gatherings and conferences. Anglican bishops could be invited to accompany Catholic ones on visits to Rome.
The report adds that special “protocols” should also be drawn up to handle the movement of clergy from one Church to the other. Other proposals include common teaching resources for children in Sunday schools and attendance at each other’s services, pilgrimages and processions.
Anglicans are also urged to begin praying for the Pope during the intercessionary prayers in church services, and Catholics are asked also to pray publicly for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In today’s Anglican Church, it is unlikely that a majority of parishioners would wish to heal the centuries-old rift and return to Rome.
However, the stance of the Archbishop of Canterbury over the present dispute dividing his Church gives an indication of how priorities could be changing in light of the gospel imperative towards church unity.
Dr Rowan Williams, who as Primate of the Church of England is its “focus for unity”, has in the past supported a liberal interpretation of Scripture on the gay issue. But he has made it clear that church unity must come before provincial autonomy. A logical extension of that, once this crisis is overcome either by agreement or schism, would be to seek reunion with the Church of England's own mother Church.
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"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." -2nd Corinthians 6:14-17
Am I Being Judgmental?
I am not trying to be unkind to the Anglican church, i.e., the Church of England. Not at all; but, I am trying to WARN people that the Church of England teaches a shallow gospel that cannot lead anyone to salvation. Ironically, I've received many letters from witches and homosexuals, telling me that I'm not following the teachings of Jesus. They say things like "Jesus didn't come to condemn anyone" or "Jesus taught us not to judge lest we be judged." They couldn't be more twisted in their thinking. First, the reason why Jesus didn't come to condemn anyone was because the written Word of God had already done it (Romans 3:19). I don't condemn anyone through my website, I expose them for the heretics and imposters they are, for the sake of others. This is Biblical (Psalm 94:16; Ephesians 5:11; 1st Timothy 5:20). There's a big difference between condemning someone, and exposing them because they are potentially harmful to others. Jesus DID teach us to judge, but to judge "righteous judgment" (John 7:24). We are not to condemn anyone, for we are all sinners (Romans 3:10,23); however, the Bible clearly expects us to publicly denounce those who are living in open sin... "Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear" (1st Timothy 5:20).
Apostasy in the End Times
The Church of England is a disgrace today. It's hard to imagine that one of the mightiest Baptist preachers who ever lived, Charles H. Spurgeon, is virtually forgotten in England today. Charles Spurgeon had the fire of God in the pulpit of the London Metropolitan Tabernacle, and led multitudes to Jesus Christ with the Gospel truth. Today, only 32% of England's population believes in Hell. Only three in five people in England believe in God. Truly we are living in the last days today, as apostasy increases. Who'd ever of thought that CHURCHES would be supporting abortion and homosexuality.
A U.S. News and World Report article (December 2003, The New Old-Time Religion, by Jay Tolson, pg. 42) quotes Lon Solomon, pastor of the McLean Bible Church near Tyson's Corner, Virginia (a megachurch that draws up to 10,000 people on Sundays) as stating...
"Abortion and homosexuality are minor concerns in our church. The bell we beat is that we must know Jesus. We are offering people a different and better way to live than secular America offers."
Jonathan Edwards is appalled from Heaven! Abortion and homosexuality ... MINOR CONCERNS? What? Where in the Word of God are we ever led to view sin as a "minor issue"? I just don't understand how any professed "man of God," a pastor over 10,000 people, can call the murdering of 48,000,000 babies (in the U.S. alone) ... a MINOR CONCERN! Americans have murdered more children through abortions than all of America's war dead combined!!! And yet we praise ourselves as being a nation that "values life." What liars!
It doesn't surprise me that the Church of England has gone apostate. The Gospel must be preached, which includes the Law of God. Men and women need to be told that they are woeful SINNERS, guilty and condemned under God's Law, and deserving of Hellfire. The answer is NOT simply in following the teachings of Jesus; but in trusting upon the Savior, because of His blood sacrifice at Calvary. It's the blood of Jesus that takes our sins away... "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
The Church of England propagates a shallow, vague, obscure, lifeless, perverted gospel. They say much without saying anything at all. There seems to be much of this type of empty talk today. God give us some preachers who will faithfully preach the fundamentals of the Christian faith once again. There can be NO salvation without the Law of God.
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