Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sad day for C of E

What a sad day for the C of E, women Bishops, how ridiculous. The final nail in the coffin of the Anglican community, but then the so called Anglican community has been a very sad joke for quite some time.
Compromise after compromise has weakened the ability of the Anglicans in the West to truly witness for Gods kingdom. Although there are many Bible saturated uncompromising laity the powers that be have hamstrung them time and time again.
Now we hear that many clergy will 'defect' to the RC church, more insanity. How can you ignore the wonton idolatry which is intrinsic to Roman Catholicism or the advocacy of Marian worship with all that that entails. (I know that not all RC hold to the worship of Mary, but most are willing to call on her for intercession which is not much different)
How so many otherwise intelligent people can be so blind is truly saddening


Blogger Jeremy Pierce said...

They view calling on Mary for intercession like asking a friend to pray for you. I can't see anything even remotely wrong with such a thing, though I don't see much motivation to single out Mary. A Catholic friend of mine says she prays to someone we know who has died, but she sees it as asking him to pray for her.

The only real danger, as far as I can see, is that people can misinterpret it in a way that doesn't allow direct access to God in prayer. I don't think most Catholics believe you can't pray directly to God, though.

2:19 pm  
Blogger thebluefish said...

CofE might be in a mess globally, but on a local scale there is much good stuff - and too be honest most stuff happens on a local level really.... granted the global mess is a potential stumbling block and headache...

Frankly, as a member of an anglican church, the final nail was probably decades ago when liberalism was legitimised... that after all the root of all that has followed. And the joke is that the foundational statements (39 articles) are pretty thoroughly evangelical..

8:52 pm  
Blogger Glennsp said...

I appreciate that some may view praying to Mary as asking someone to pray for them, but it is not the same. The effect is you are asking someone who is dead to intercede on your behalf.
Take it any way you want - it is wrong.
Most Catholics I have come across (in several different countries) have viewed Mary as a co-equal intercessor at the throne of God, thus putting her on a par with Christ. Wanton idolatry in anyones book. (or it should be)

As to the C of E comments I made in my last post, I stand by them.
I did point out that amongst the laity there is much good.
As thebluefish said "granted the global mess is a potential stumbling block and headache..." I think that might be an understatement.
Just to state the obvious, the C of E should start returning to its own roots as exemplified in the 39 Articles of Faith. And they all said....Amen

7:11 pm  

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