Thursday, August 31, 2006

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We are grieved by the continued unbiblical actions of the leadership of ECUSA that has led it to walk apart from the majority of the Anglican Commmunion. We pray for your repentance and the repentance of all the ECUSA leadership, and for your reutrn to the historic faith and communion of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, of Uganda in a letter to Bishop Lee of Virginia.

Note: there are 8,000,000 Anglicans in Uganda.

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If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy. For as a heretic, you are only guilty of a wrong opinion. As a schismatic, you have torn and divided the body of Christ. Choose heresy every time.

- Episcopal Bishop Peter Lee, addressing the Virginia Diocesan Council

Monday, August 28, 2006

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"All Christians believe in divine sovereignty but some are not aware that they do, and mistakenly imagine and insist that they reject it. What causes this odd state of affairs? The root cause is the same as in most cases of error in the Church--the intruding of rationalistic speculations, the passion for systematic consistency, a reluctance to recognize the existence of mystery and to let God be wiser than men, and a consequent subjecting of Scripture to the supposed demands of human logic. People see that the Bible teaches man's responsibility for his actions; they do not see how this is consistent with the sovereign Lordship of God over those actions. They are not content to let the two truths live side by side, as they do in the Scriptures, but jump to the conclusion that, in order to uphold the biblical truth of human responsibility, they are bound to reject the equally biblical and equally true doctrine of divine sovereignty, and to explain away the great number of texts that teach it. The desire to over-simplify the Bible by cutting out the mysteries is natural to our perverse minds, and it is not surprising, that even good men should fall victims to it."

J.I. Packer

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"Because we wrote the Bible, we can rewrite it. We have rewritten the Bible many times.”, Bishop Charles Bennison of Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 24, 2006

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We who practice the Christian tradition understand him as our vehicle to the divine. But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, future Presiding-Bishop for 800,000 Episcopalians, a number shrinking by 3% a year.

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We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.

Peter Akinola, leader of 17 million Anglicans and growing.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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If the resurrection of Jesus cannot be believed except by assenting to the fantastic descriptions included in the Gospels, then Christianity is doomed. For that view of resurrection is not believable, and if that is all there is, then Christianity, which depends upon the truth and authenticity of Jesus' resurrection, also is not believable. [Bishop John Shelby Spong, Resurrection: Myth or Reality? (San Fransisco: HarperCollins, 1994), p. 238.]

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I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be either a lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

From Mere Christianity
Welcome to the blog for the Anglican Majority!

The majority of Anglicans:

- Have a deep faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Believe in the faith once delivered, and are not swayed by cultural trends in theology.
- Belong to a vibrant and rapidly growing part of Christendom (17 million souls in Nigeria alone).
- Live all over the world.

The majority of Anglicans are not:

- Wealthy.
- White.
- Privileged.
- Narcissists.

Episcopalians in North America have a choice. They can stand with the Episcopal Majority, and follow their new religion, or they can stand with the Anglican Majority, and continue in the Christian faith.