This is a collection of articles indicative of what is predicted to be the final fall of the Church of England. Think of it as an Insanity & Doom update for the CofE.
The “final” fall is when the CofE adopts gmarriage. From this doom there is no return. This is not an argument whether sodomitical unions are right or wrong; it is assumed and not argued that embracing it within a Christian sect will cause an irreversible schism, as it has elsewhere. See below for predictions.
…53% of all adult Britons describe themselves as having no religion…In 1983, only 31 percent of Britons had no religious affiliation…Over the period 1983 to 2014, the Anglican population of the United Kingdom almost halved, falling from 16.5 million adherents to 8.6 million, from 40% of the British population to 15%…’…With the current rate of decline, it would be set to disappear from Britain by 2033.’…The Guardian cited a lack of agreement over issues like same-sex marriage and ethnic diversity for alienating “almost an entire generation of young adults.”
Of course, there will because of official funding and support remain a CofE, but it will be minor and its original purpose will be lost.
The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday warned that churches must learn to live with a world in which families are no longer led only by married couples.
Even Church of England schools are now filled with children from ‘myriad combinations’ of men, women and children, the Most Reverend Justin Welby said.
In a speech that pointed at a fresh direction for the Church’s attitude towards marriage, the Archbishop said that ‘in the last 40 years there has been a great shift in the understanding and the reality of family life’.
The reality of the family has not changed since Eve pushed out Cain. What has changed are notions of the family. We are nearing the point, like with “gender” theory, a “family” will be whatever you want it to be.
The CofE advised: “Pupils need to be able to play with the many cloaks of identity (sometimes quite literally with the dressing up box).
“A child may choose the tutu, princess’s tiara and heels and/or the fireman’s helmet, tool belt and superhero cloak without expectation or comment.”
“It may be best to avoid labels and assumptions which deem children’s behaviour irregular, abnormal or problematic just because it does not conform to gender stereotypes or today’s play preferences.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby warned that “transphobic bullying causes profound damage.”
He added: “We must avoid, at all costs, diminishing the dignity of any individual to a stereotype or a problem.”
Yet forbidding a boy from wearing a tiara is deemed by progressives as “irregular, abnormal or problematic”. Why? Because boys as boys, and girls as girls, “does not conform to gender stereotypes or today’s play preferences” of leftists. The fallacy is obvious.
“No, I don’t understand it. I really genuinely do not understand where that is coming from.”
Welby did say he would be willing to attend a state dinner in Trump’s honor if the president comes to Britain on an official visit.
He noted that he’s met with worse people than the president of the United States.
“I spent years and years involved in conflict stuff around the world where I met people who had killed many, many people,” he told ITV.
He said part of his job is to meet with people he disagrees with “and to testify with the love of Christ to them and to seek to draw them in a different way.”
Trump has accepted an invitation for a state visit to Britain, but no date has been set. Though he said he’d meet Trump, Welby also said, “It’d be unlikely I’d do more than shake hands with him.”
Given the old bish’s increasingly loose grasp of reality, it is not likely he could understand. It also indicates his handshake might not be especially firm.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has been hit by the resignation of a close adviser who said the church’s “core message” was “no longer believed”…
Ashworth, 47, who opposes gay marriage, said: “We have a liberal agenda because the church is not anchored in the Gospel. There is no more conversation about heaven, hell, sin, forgiveness, judgment.”…
A motion has been submitted to the General Synod, which meets in February, to permit the blessing of gay marriage, although it has not yet been adopted for debate.
Ashworth said: “When you try to say the simple Gospel in Synod you get booed down.” She said the church preferred to talk about social action because “if we talk about sin, then we have to talk about bad behaviour and people don’t want to be judgmental”.
Fifty bucks says the Synod adopts gmarriage by allowing those ministers to choose whether they want to perform the “ceremonies”. This will be called a “compromise”. In reality, since C of E Bishops are falling like blind roofers, opting out will be heavily discouraged. Hence, schism.
The Church of England’s governing body has voted to look into special services for transgender people.
Supporters of the services said the Church should offer a welcome to people to mark their transition…
Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory church, posed the motion as a way of the Church welcoming people who suffer from transphobia in society…”I’m getting so many messages from trans friends around the world. Synod has changed – we have turned a corner.”…
During an earlier debate, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes, said: “As the world listens to us today, the world needs to hear us say that LGBTI orientation and identity is not a crime, not a sickness and not a sin.”
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, said the Church would spend three years on a document outlining a new stance on sexuality.
More flight from reality. “Transitions” are, of course, impossible. So that any “ceremony” which celebrates these impossibilities will be farces.
In a recent interview, the head of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, said he was not sure if “gay sex” — anal and oral sodomy between people of the same sex — is “sinful,” stating he “can’t give a straight answer to” the question, and that he lacks “a good answer to the question.”
“I am struggling with the issue,” said the archbishop, who heads the state church established by King Henry VIII in 1534…
In the October issue of British GQ, interviewer Alastair Campbell asks Archbishop Welby, “Is gay sex sinful?” Archbishop Welby says, “You know very well that is a question I can’t give a straight answer to. Sorry, badly phrased there. I should have thought that one through.”
Campbell then asks why the archbishop cannot give a clear answer.
Archbishop Welby says, “Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.”
As the conversation continues, the archbishop adds, “I am having to struggle to be faithful to the tradition, faithful to the Scripture, to understand what the call and will of God is in the 21st century and to respond appropriately with an answer for all people – not condemning them, whether I agree with them or not – that covers both sides of the argument. And I haven’t got a good answer, and I am not doing that bit of work as well as I would like.”
However, when asked if “homophobic hated” is “sinful,” the archbishop says, “Yes. Because you are hating individuals. I don’t think it is sinful to say that you disagree with gay sex. But to express that by way of hatred for people is absolutely wrong in the same way as misogyny or racism is wrong.”
Campbell then asks, “Is that not morally a cop out?”
Archbishop Welby answers, “Yes. I am copping out because I am struggling with the issue.”
That Welby cannot answer such a straightforward question, and that he has given a Fr James Martin-like answer, is proof (in my mind) that the end if nigh. He longs to say sodomy is to be celebrated, but hasn’t yet the support to do so. It is coming.
As above, the best prediction is that the CofE has it’s final fall after the February synod. The church won’t have made it a full 500 years, but it was close, close.