Tuesday 7 May 2019

The Impurity of the Church of England

I urge you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people. 4 I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvellous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. ((Jude)

The Bible throughout its pages spells out clearly the moral absolutes we are expected to follow as Christians, and if individual people choose to ignore and follow a different course, that is a personal matter for them and I do not wish to make any comment.

What however is a matter for all who love the Church and wish it to have God’s blessing and favour, is a concern, frustration, and despair, at the action and flagrant ignoring of Biblical teaching and who seek to endorse embrace and insist on others to support that which the Bible declares as sin.

Just as in the days of Jude, men and women holding influential positions in the Church from Archbishops to parish Ministers are trying to introduce a new philosophy into Church ministry, and are doing so without opposition as it emerges from the highest Offices, They have cast the Bible aside with all that it teaches, and like Jude we are called to identify and recognise their false teaching, an firmly reject. If we do not, there will soon be no Church for we see a continuing decline in attendances. We are not offering anything which is special to us as the Church, representing Christ on earth.

True believers need to wake up and speak up against the damage being caused to both faith and Church by what is happening.
Consider the following events taking place, or have done.

Our once great Cathedrals are being dragged down by Deans who have abandoned traditional Christian values in order to curry favour with popular culture at the expense of turning people with scriptural beliefs, and more importantly those seeking scriptural guidance, away from the Church.

A cathedral that hit the headlines for screening films with graphic sex scenes, full female nudity, a pagan sacrifice and a satirical depiction of Jesus Christ, has banned a prominent conservative clergyman from preaching at a student carol service during Advent.

Derby Cathedral told Derby Christian Union it will not permit a local evangelical Vicar, widely admired, to be the preacher. I think it obvious the Cathedral were embarrassed at their own hypocritical shame.

The Cathedral of Durham is to ask its staff to take part in a gay pride march with banners specially created to express the Cathedrals support for homosexuality.

Flags have been flown from Ely and Southwark, and support offered at York from Dean and the Archbishop of York who are encouraging the clergy to support engagement in such marches, and such support is also offered at Liverpool.

The Bishop of Liverpool and Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral want the Church to end its exemption from the terms of the (so called) Equalities Act, and the bishop is patron of Liverpool gay pride and active campaigner. I can’t help feeling if he put equal energy into preaching what he was ordained for there would be a Christian revival in Liverpool.

What a shameful picture all this creates. In addition, we have the head of the Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury,
categorically declaring his support of the government’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) statutory instrument, in the face of mounting opposition from Muslim, Jewish and Christian parents, and pro-family campaigners expressing concerns of RSE being used to normalise homosexuality and transgenderism among children of tender age and without parents being allowed to withdraw consent.

How the Lord must weep when he sees such action being supported and endorsed by those who sing hymns in Church. read the Bible in Churches, and preach to others in His name.

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