While several denominations have been liberal for years concerning the Scriptures, it is hard to believe the level of discontinuity that these groups have shown with their biblical roots. Much of this discontinuity has been the natural outgrowth of their disavowal of inerrancy. But the Anglican Church may be set to win the Apostasy of the year award.
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The Church of England is considering adding a ceremony to its services for “transgender” persons who seek to be re-baptized in their new gender identity and under their new name.
At the request of a girl who has changed her name and identifies as a boy, several bishops had considered and then re-baptized her. This would mean that just as this girl received her name at her baptism, she would have her new boy name given to her.
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Newlands soon submitted a motion for the issue to be considered by the denomination as a whole.
“That this Synod, recognizing the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person’s gender transition,” it read.
But, if this is true, then what does it even mean to be Christian? Can we live in sin and still be accepted? We all sin, but the question is not do we sin, but can we live unrepentant in that sin? I am not surprised that the Anglican Church is seeking to do such things. They have had rare moments of true biblical light in its nearly 500-year history. Yet, that their biblical literacy is so low that they would attempt to bring such changes is disheartening.
The battle is not over but there seems to be little hope that is will not pass
The motion was approved by the parochial church council, the Deanery Synod and the Blackburn Diocese, and is set to next be debated by the General Synod. However, it may be some time before the matter is discussed as it is among a queue of other topics up for consideration.
There remains but one more obstacle for this to be passed. If it, like many other unbiblical measures pass, then the Anglican Church will cease being a church. They will be completely apostate confirming those who practice abominations as saints of God.
“We are aware there are a number of people who want to change from one gender to another and that’s a new thing for the church to deal with,” Symesn continued. “It would be something that would go against the teachings of the church up till now.”
So, let’s by all means continue in a direction that is contrary to the teaching of the church. We should not have to rehearse why this is wrong. But we must consider the fact that this is the downward spiral of the loss of inerrancy.
All Episcopals should call on the Church of England to repent. This will soon lead to the judgment of the church and the countries in which they preside. Proverb 17:16
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.