TUNBRIDGE WELLS, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Since the 1970s when the Episcopalians in North America began ordaining women, incorporating “higher” biblical criticism and discussing a “compassionate” acceptance of homosexuality, whole groups of American faithful have fled the denomination.
The website AnglicanOnline.org lists 146 “Churches of Anglican or Episcopal Tradition” that are “Not in the Communion,” having separated from the Church of England because of various doctrinal and moral issues.
Now, a group within England is setting the stage for yet another coup, making preparations for a “shadow synod” as a possible alternative Anglican church in Great Britain.
A dozen Anglican parishes, including congregations from three dioceses (Rochester, Canterbury, and Chichester), are organizing in Tunbridge Wells this week to stand against “biblical compromise.”
Sympathizers say their desire to be true to Christ reflects “the beginning of wisdom” — the fear of God (Proverbs 9, Psalm 111), holding firm against the tide of liberalism. CONTINUE READING