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Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, is proposing the adoption of a "two-track" model for the Anglican Church that would accommodate members on both sides of the homosexual issue. Apparently avoiding a schism is more important than biblical truth.
The Archbishop's concerns stem from the action of the Episcopal Church (USA) at their recent convention in Anaheim, California, where they removed all sanctions that would prohibit the ordination of homosexual clergy, including bishops. This action came in defiance of directives from the Anglican Church at large.
At the most recent convention of the Episcopal Church (USA), clergy and lay representatives heard from their bishop, Dr. Katharine Jefferts Shori, that personal salvation in Jesus Christ "is the great Western heresy as well as a form of idolatry."
Perhaps the Archbishop should consider several more tracks for the Anglican Church, including one for those who believe the Bible and one for those who believe personal salvation in Jesus Christ is not a heresy. Of course they would need other tracks for those who do not! The only problem is that most of those "tracks" could be fast tracks to hell.
Before any such action is taken, however, all Anglicans, including Archbishop Williams and Bishop Shori, should listen to the words of St. Paul: "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! (Galatians 1:8).

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