The Church of England may have voted earlier this year to offer blessings to same-sex couples, but the Anglican Church is having none of it.
Fox News reported that Anglican leaders are rejecting the leadership of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, drafting a letter that was signed by archbishops from 10 of the 42 provinces of the global Anglican Communion, all of which represent conservative provinces. Most of those are in Africa and Asia and believe that homosexuality goes against the Bible.
"The Church of England has chosen to break communion with those provinces who remain faithful to the historical biblical faith," the statement from members of the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches read.
The conservative archbishops adamantly proclaimed that the Church of England, "has departed from the historic faith passed down from the apostles by this innovation in the liturgies of the church and her pastoral practice," and it has drifted into "false teaching."
The letter states that, therefore, the Church of England is "disqualified" from being the leader of global Anglicanism.
The letter was signed by GSFA chair Archbishop Justin Badi of South Sudan, along with the archbishops of Chile, the Indian Ocean, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Uganda, Sudan, Alexandria and Melanesia.
The Church of England, which recently declared that same-sex couples cannot marry but they will "receive God's blessings," is now looking into the use of gender-neural terms to refer to God in prayers, including changing Matthew 6:9-13 to exclude the words "Our Father."
Which means the Church of England is tampering with the Bible.
In Revelation 22:18-19, it reads: "I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life and out of the Holy City and out of the things which are written in this book."
The conservative archbishops' letter goes on to say that Anglican officials were "no longer able to recognize the present Archbishop of Canterbury (Welby) as the first among equals leader of the global communion."
In 2018, Charisma News reported that the Church of England began to encourage gays, lesbians and transgender people to become priests.
Fox Digital News reported in late November that the number of Christians in England and Wales has dipped below half of the population for the first time in census history, according to government statistics released Tuesday.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 46.2% of the English and Welsh population, or roughly 27.5 million people, labeled themselves as "Christian" in 2021.
Shawn A. Akers is the online editor for Charisma Media.
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