GAFCON Chairman Says Anglican Communion in Need of New Reformation [VirtueOnline]

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    GAFCON Chairman Says Anglican Communion in Need of New Reformation

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    GAFCON Chairman Says Anglican Communion in Need of New Reformation
    Nigerian Primate chastised Archbishop Welby over failure of Primates to address Lambeth 1:10
    The authority of Scripture is being replaced by the authority of Canterbury, he says


    By David W. Virtue, DD
    www.virtueonline.org
    October 19, 2017

    The Anglican Primate of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, says the recent meeting of the Canterbury Primates revealed a communion in need of a "new reformation" and blasted the primates saying, "the painful truth is that the authority of Scripture is being replaced by the authority of Canterbury."

    "I and a number of brother Primates (representing between us over half of practicing Anglicans worldwide) did not attend as a matter of conscience. We cannot 'walk together' with those who have abandoned the teaching of the Bible, but that is what the Communique issued from the meeting encourages us to do."

    Okoh tore into the attending archbishops, saying there was no mention in the Communique of the 1998 Lambeth Conference Resolution I.10 where the vast majority of the Communion's bishops reaffirmed the Bible's teaching on marriage and sexuality, including the clear statement that homosexual practice is contrary to Scripture.

    "Same-sex 'marriage' is referred to merely as a difference of understanding while the only call to repentance is to those who have crossed provincial boundaries to support orthodox brothers and sisters unchurched by leaders who have rejected God's Word.

    "The Conference also affirmed the LGBTI community and their lifestyle, while unequivocally disowning the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), an orthodox Anglican Province."

    Okoh said it was the unwillingness of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to provide oversight to dissenting orthodox Anglicans in the USA as advised by the Primates Meeting that led to the formation of ACNA, to keep it in the Anglican Communion fold. "ACNA is therefore authentically orthodox, Anglican and Gafcon altogether."

    The Nigerian primate urged Canterbury to take urgent steps to recognize the ACNA as an authentic Province of the Anglican Communion before new realignments make that need unnecessary.


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