Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Anglican Centrist opineds...

Greg Jones+ always has interesting stuff on his blog...This is just one of those gems he is known to post...concerning the recent issues in the the Church...

But those who believe that Jesus Christ began the Church, and He has imbued it with the Holy Spirit, and that the Church is itself a means of Grace -- we don't take kindly to breaking it apart for the cause of 'purity' or any other cause -- even when there are valid critiques of the Church held among those who seek to do it harm. And that's the rub -- coercion, force, threat of schism, these are not fruits of the Spirit. Those that advocate for them cannot be doing Godly work. The work of reformation and renewal in the Church is not the work of division, heretic-hunting, and making stark us vs. them scenarios.

Read the complete text here.

1 comment:

Bill said...

This is great stuff. Kind of like the Anglican bishop in Africa who said to one of the local warlords, "Blessed are the peacemaker because they shall be called the children of God. If you aren't a peacemaker, we shall be forced to ask whose child you are."