Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Liberal Anglicans verge on heresy"

It took me awhile to quit laughing at this pathetic title of a piece in the London (Ontario) Free Press by Canadian journalist Rory Leishman. "Liberal Anglicans verge on heresy."   Verge?????

The problem is that the Canadians have never really mastered the British art of understatement. When they try it they just look wimpy.

But after I stopped laughing, I read the rest of the piece, and Leishman's last two paragraphs were worth the effort:
Over the centuries, heretical sects have broken with the injunctions of Scripture. These sects have disappeared. Like a number of other liberal denominations, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church of the United States are now poised also to lapse into heresy and wither away.

Regardless, Christians can be certain about the ultimate survival of the holy, catholic and apostolic church. In the words of a classic hymn: "Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane, but the church of Jesus constant will remain. Gates of hell can never 'gainst that church prevail; we have Christ's own promise, and that cannot fail."

Read it all.

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