Monday, 25 June 2012
Did all this start with the Church of England's allowance of contraception?
I think this is an important question. Is it possible that in opening the door to that, they prepared the way for this? By "this", I am not just referring to disagreements over gay "marriage" but disagreement in serious matters leading to a further erosion of internal unity. I am deeply puzzled that those who claim to follow Christ cannot see that damaging the unity of their "communion" and actually taking part in wrecking their chances of unity with the Roman Catholics and Orthodox is fundamentally anti-Christian. No liberal reading of Holy Scripture can dismiss Christ's prayer for unity. It is profound and, we might say, from the heart - the heart of Christ. The compromise with secular society, trying to keep in step with "man" instead of with God (or man as informed by God) has brought Anglicans to the edge. Some appear to be looking over believing they can fly. The end is not far off now.