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Friday, June 20, 2008

FINISHED! 58 Million Anglicans To Break With Canterbury

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The Church of England, along with Anglicans and Episcopalians in North America, may not be able to admit it, but the Anglican Communion is effectively finished. It's over. Done. Kaput. Why? Because approximately 75% of the communion's 77 million members (that's nearly 58 million members) are poised to make an exodus within a matter of days. This will effectively leave the old Anglican Communion reduced by 75% to a mere 19 million members limited primarily to the U.K. Canada, U.S.A. and Australia. News of this massive schism will surly create shock waves in these national churches as well, paving the way for more internal schisms within. As the traditional and orthodox Anglican world realigns under a new African leadership, the only question that remains is their status with Rome. Will the new Anglican leadership seek full-communion with Rome for a fully restored Anglican Rite within the Catholic Church? What will Rome do in response?

Behold the fruit of liberal relativism and innovation. Let what is happening this summer in the Anglican world stand as a testament that Christianity is completely and totally incompatible with militant feminism and homosexuality...
(LifeSiteNews.com) - A month before the Lambeth Conference, the leaders of the "conservative", or traditionally Christian wing of the Anglican Church have declared that the Worldwide Anglican Communion no longer exists.

The declaration comes in a 94-page book, titled "The Way, the Truth and the Life," from the church leaders meeting at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jordan.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that in the book, Archbishop Peter Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria, states, "There is no longer any hope, therefore, for a unified Communion". The book was prepared by GAFCON Theological Resource Team and provides the theological and historical foundation for the movement of orthodox Anglicans that is meeting in Jerusalem June 22 - 29.

"We have made enormous efforts since 1997 in seeking to avoid this crisis, but without success. Now we confront a moment of decision. If we fail to act, we risk leading millions of people away from the faith revealed in the Holy Scriptures and also, even more seriously, we face the real possibility of denying our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ," Akinola writes.

The leadership of the Global South contingent of the Anglican Church, representing 75 percent of the world's 77 million Anglicans were meeting in Amman, Jordan this week with plans to move to Jerusalem next week to discuss directions for the Church in the face of the growing crisis over the acceptance of homosexuality in the West.

The Global South group says that after years of emergency meetings and ultimatums, they have been "ignored," "demonized" and "marginalized."

A group of bishops and laymen were gathered in Jordan for a period of prayer and reflection prior to the conference. Due to difficulties with Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola's visa at the Jordan border, the conference has been moved early to Jerusalem. In total, more than 1,000 Anglican leaders from 25 countries, including 280 bishops, are expected to attend the conference....

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