Friday, December 01, 2006

Anglicanism: The Future of Liberal Protestantism

I know divination is wrong but Liberal Protestants: if you want to know your future, the Anglican Church is practically your own personal crystal ball. The Anglicans being founded on adultery and political scandal culminating in a national rebellion against the Church, have always led the way in liberalism and abandoning orthodoxy and the revealed truth of the Church. Other Protestants are quick to follow. The Anglicans were the first to pave the way for the permission of contraception(1) (2) & are always leading the charge for other ways to abandon historical Christianity such as admitting women & gays and hell even gay women to "priesthood". Now virtually all Protestants allow contraception and most allow women to be ordained. Many are starting to ordain gays as well. Some condone abortion... You can thank King Henry VIII!

Well now they've really done it. Want to see a glimpse of the evangelical bibles of the future?
From a new, Anglican sanctioned version of the Bible:

Instead of condemning fornicators, adulterers and “abusers of themselves with mankind”, the new version of his first letter to Corinth has St Paul advising Christians not to go without sex for too long in case they get “frustrated”
Yea I'm sure thats what Paul was concerned about...

Mark 1:10-11

Authorised version: “And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And there came a voice from the heaven saying, Thou are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

New: As he was climbing up the bank again, the sun shone through a gap in the clouds. At the same time a pigeon flew down and perched on him. Jesus took this as a sign that God’s spirit was with him. A voice from overhead was heard saying, ‘That’s my boy! You’re doing fine!’ ”

I don't think I need to even say anything else.

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Dave Gudeman said...

But the Anglican church isn't protestant. Protestantism arose out of a criticism of the doctines of the Catholic church. Anglicanism, as you point out, is a political splinter of the Catholic church, and from the protestant point of view it is no different from the Catholic church.

The path that Anglicanism is taking is more a warning for the Catholics than the protestants. Many members and local congregations are horrified at what the Anglican leadership is doing, but they don't know what they can do about it. And the leadership has a huge bullhorn to make sure that members hear only their own version of Christianity. The same thing could happen to the Catholic church; a bunch of anti-Christians work their way up the ranks by deception and cronyism until they can take over the organization.

But this lack of organization in protestantism that you often point out as a weakness is exactly why your predictions will never come true. If one congregation gets taken over by anti-Christians, then the members who want to follow God's will can simply join another congregation. There is no vulnerable human head of the protestant branch of Christianity for the forces of darkness to ensnare; they have to ensnare everyone.

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

I can understand why you say the Anglican church isn't Protestant. To be sure they were not part of the reformation.

But it's untrue to say that they are possibly a warning for the Catholic Church. They Church will never adopt any of those liberal ideas. As if it wasn't already Pope John Paul II made it absolutely clear that women will NEVER be ordained. The Chuch has already made such strong statements about all of the issues in question that it could never reverse itself.

On the other side, many other Protestants have in fact followed their lead in other issues like I pointed out.

I see what you are talking about taking place. Protestants leaving mainline liberal denominations by the thousands and moving to more conservative denomniations or splitting and forming their own. Thats even happening within the Episcopal & Anglican Churches. That's a good thing.

I posted on that topic before.

I guess my post should have been directed to "mainline Protestants" or "liberal Protestants" instead of Protestants in general.