Skip to comments.Americans planning to start a civil war in the Church of England
Posted on 08/07/2009 11:49:14 AM PDT by Schnucki
Could the American Church be about to start planting churches in England? Thats the intriguing possibility raised by one of its most influential clerics, who has indicated that this might be the only option given that Rowan Williams has sided with the conservatives.
Geoffrey Hoare, the Eton-educated vicar of All Saints Atlanta, one of the largest churches in TEC, has asked colleagues to consider how they could begin seeking partners throughout the world if effectively evicted from the Anglican Communion.
Given the Archbishops comments last week, which were much bolder and firmer than many expected, it looks as though the liberals would be second-class citizens in any two-tier Church. This should come as no surprise considering how they have continually defied the agreed position of the Communion and refused to heed the archbishops warnings.
It clearly came as no surprise to Hoare, who saw the way things were going last year and started taking action accordingly.
His analysis is pretty much bang on the money, realising, as the Archbishop appeared to concede last week, that the Communion has split. The final nail in the coffin came at the General Convention last month with the votes overturning the moratorium on appointing gay bishops and rites for same-sex blessings.
If his proposals are acted upon, the split in the Communion will also take place in the Church of England, as I warned last month, and Andrew Brown has also written.
One of the first steps would be a move to begin planting Churches in England in which our way of living and proclaiming the gospel would be welcomed by many as a breath of fresh air (while doubtless condemned by others as American arrogance).
Having spoken to a number of liberal clergy, they have indicated that they feel much clo
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The split between liberals and Christians is nothing new, in Britain or anywhere else.
Translation: Gays invade England!
America does not have a church... like England does..
The "American Church" is a Oxymoron..
There’s an “American Church”?
That’s news to me.
They mean the American wing of the Anglican Church.
Well, that’s different.
Whatever your denomination, believers need to be evangelizing Britain.
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