Skip to comments.The Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers
Posted on 03/29/2014 3:05:22 AM PDT by markomalley
The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers.
Gay marriage will be legalised from Saturday with dozens of ceremonies planned around the country for one minute past midnight. This passing of the legislation caused deep rifts within the church.
I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that its the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being. Justin Welby told the Guardian.
His comments mark a shift in tone, if not substance, from a letter from the bishops last month that attempted to forbid the clergy from marrying same-sex partners, and which led to a furious backlash from supporters. At least seven clergy couples are preparing to marry in defiance of their bishops, though none are known to be planning a public ceremony.
Comment: The capitulation of the Church of England to the onward march of homosexualism marks the point at which it can no longer maintain a claim to be any part of the Church of Jesus Christ. It discloses a new reason if there were none already why the Church of England is a heresy, which, from now on, no one can continue to belong to and, at the same time, call himself a faithful Christian.
Yet there is no point in anyone leaving the Church of England unless he were convinced that Jesus Christ, in founding His Church, gave her the gift of infallibility in teaching and believing the truth. Once he forms that judgement, he has to make up his mind whether Christs Church is the Roman Catholic or the Eastern Orthodox.
M Donnelly: Thank you Michael
What part of abomination is so misunderstood ?
Oh .... rejected ... I see.
How can the love of Jesus Christ for every human being be demonstrated when the church shows that He died for nothing and embrace the actions of those who choose to walk apart from His salvation.
Haha...they said “mount”.
A pathetic shell of its former self.
The Anglican Church left Christianity long ago. This is just more proof.
The last church standing in opposition to evil, is the real church. Too bad, so many hearts are hardened and given up to reprobate mind that they cannot and will no see the truth before it is too late for them.
Have you listened to The Vision by the late David Wilkerson? The Lord showed him a vision in the early 70s. He addressed a college group and told them it was for their generation. That was my generation. EVERYTHING he prophesized has or is coming to pass.
DAVID WILKERSONS THE VISION PART 1
DAVID WILKERSONS THE VISION PART 2
DAVID WILKERSONS THE VISION PART 3
DAVID WILKERSONS THE VISION PART 4
The Church of Non Christian Queers - formerly known as Church of England.
Because some people in government are now hostile to marriage as God defined it, in order to protect godly marriage we must remove the power of the State to define and regulate marriage. Then anyone will be perfectly free to enter into whatever relationship they want. However, they will not be able to call upon the police power of the state to force me to recognize a “marriage” that I know is theologically illegitimate and morally repugnant.
If we remove government from marriage and return it to the private sphere where it came from, lesbians can still marry each other, but they won’t be able to use government to force me to sell them wedding cake or artfully photograph their “marriage”. They will be free to do as they please without being able to coerce anyone else about their private affair.
But this was never really about marriage. For homosexuals it was social engineering and payback. They could bust marriage as God defined it, they could rub Christianity’s nose in it, they could punish people who objected and they could force anyone who was too vocal to shut up. But what they really want is approval, and it just galls them that a lot of people will never give it to them.
As for the Church of England, this is just another mile down the same road away from what God says to what society wants.
Maybe I am misunderstanding him here, but is he suggesting that both choices are equal? That both choices represent choosing Christ's True Church?
On the flip side, Jesus died for them too. He also hung out with those who needed the most help because they were among the most abominable. He is the Judge and we are not. We shouldn't have these folks in any leadership positions, but they should be welcome in the Church in the hopes of allowing them to develop their relationship with Christ that they too can enjoy salvation.
He was sure spot on— an epedemic of homosexuality, churches joining together with secular organizations, porn getting into homes electronically, a recession with no end, environmentalists worried the world is worrying the world is warming up so they ruin the economy, and drug use getting spread to teens everywhere! This guy totally knew human nature!
“I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that its the law...”
The law specifically bars the CoE from participating in ‘gay marriages,’ at least to my understanding. Everyone else can do them or not. Or at least that was my understanding when the law was passed.
I thought he might have been saying whichever one does not capitulate would be the true church.....does the UK have many Eastern Orthodox churches? I don’t think they have all that many Roman Catholic churches.
Not saying that is your stand, but your words sound that way.
An accepted by the church, married queer ... is still a practicing, unrepentant queer and he/she/it is an abomination.
,,, whilst they collectively busy themselves mounting other things.
We could look at this in a positive light and ask how many more will swim the Tiber.