Don’t let this happen in your church/denomination: What results when there is no discipline and no clear way?

All my Anglican/Episcopal friends, sisters, and brothers are well aware of and wrestling daily with Anglicanism’s troubles over the last several years.  With that in mind, I thought this post might be instructive to non-Anglicans.

The Anglican Communion Primates’ Meeting in Dublin concluded just this past Sunday, the 30th.   The meeting was, much like many western-slanted ones in the recent past: loaded with empty statements and roadblocks to meaningful problem solving, fraught with declarations and decisions wildly at variance with the work of the church in previous meetings, and entirely lacking in any approach whatsoever to living a common life together under the cross of Christ our Savior.  The meeting was an out and out unmitigated (for now) disaster.

To get a clear picture of what was involved in all this I commend an article from the Anglican Communion Institute to your reading and study.  It captures well what happens in a denomination gone wandering from a disciplined existence under the sovereign love of the One who declares Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  May western-led Anglicanism’s sorry history of the last 40 years or so serve as a sober warning to others who may feel strongly led to follow after an incomplete (no matter how compelling) gospel.

Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison!


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