Skip to comments.Church of England removes devil from christening service
Posted on 01/04/2014 7:43:39 PM PST by markomalley
The Church of England is introducing a christening ceremony that removes the requirement on parents and godparents to repent sins and reject the devil.
Critics claimed the new wording, designed as an alternative to the current liturgy, watered down the concepts of sin and repentance.
The text, backed by the Most Rev Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is already being used in 1,000 parishes as part of a trial lasting until Easter, the Mail on Sunday reported.
In the current version, in use since 1998, vicars ask parents and godparents if they reject the devil and all rebellion against God and if they repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour.
However, the new text asks them instead to reject evil, and all its many forms, and all its empty promises, with no explicit mention of the devil or sin.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
You wouldn’t want your gay bishop to choke and foam at the mouth during the christening service would you?
What a HORRIBLE picture that is.
The critics are correct
Ugh, the corpse of a church.
I don't personally have a dog in that fight (not being Anglican of any form), but I would think that it would greatly disturb me if she started foaming at the mouth.
Well, since the devil has clearly conquered this church, they wouldn’t want to explicitly reject him.
I look at it this way, this “church” is the reason why we have the First Amendment in America.
Michael Corleone is not happy about this.
When they refuse to push the devil away, they are inviting him to walk right in.
Sad; it’s baptism that washes away all sin and protects the child.
Maybe they are doing this to avoid offending satanists?
The replacement phrases in the liturgy will be “try not to be so bad” and “buy an electric car.”
So it’s no longer the Rite of Minor Exorcism?
Today at my parish, my pastor, who has been back at the rectory for a few days now after his mother’s funeral and burial, baptized a baby during the Sunday morning mass today. One of the things that the parents, godparents, and in fact all the parishoners who were there, including myself, we also had the opportunity to renew our baptism promises and YES rejecting the devil was one of the six questions asked.
A sure sign that this church in question in the above article is simply rebelling against God.
Correction: “the Church of England.”
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