Monday, September 19, 2016

GAFCON UK Statement re: 'Bishops' Reflection Group' on homosexuality

GAFCON UK Statement
...following the appointment of a 'Bishops' Reflection Group' on homosexuality
18th September 2016
GAFCON UK is puzzled as to why the Church of England needs a 'Bishops' Reflection Group' on homosexuality.  Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference is clear, and the Bible is universally clear.  We stand with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are same-sex attracted, and faithfully living according to God's revealed plan for human flourishing.  As pastors, teachers, friends, and neighbours we can have no other response.  The Church of England needs to have the courage of its foundational convictions, return to them, and move on to its mission of calling the nation to turn to Christ as the only Saviour and Lord.

[See original Statement from the Church of England following the September meeting of the College of Bishops, here].

Gledhill: Anglicans divided over new bishops' group on homosexuality ...Conservative and liberal Christians have criticised a new bishops' group set up to discuss the issue of homosexuality.

Some conservatives are upset that such a group has been set up at all.

Liberal Anglicans are equally angry, complaining that the new Bishops' Reflection Group contains no members who have advocated a change in the Church's traditional teaching on marriage.

Others however have welcomed its membership as faithfully representing Biblical teaching on gay sex...

A homosexuality debate by Church of England bishops will remain private to allow views to "deepen and flourish" ...talks were "constructive"... bishops will be in conversation...reflecting... blah, blah, blah...


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