Anglican Samizdat

April 24, 2009

Heading over the cliff together

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada,Lutheran — David Jenkins @ 3:43 pm
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada have become increasingly cosy in the last few years.

Fred Hiltz, Anglican Primate and Susan Johnson, Lutheran National Bishop  delivered a joint Christmas message, Lutherans were present at the recent Anglican HOB meeting where lessons on diversity, inclusion, and how to break a moratorium while pretending to adhere to it were given.

Lutherans and Anglicans are considering sharing office space;  in Orillia they are sharing a church, both claim to be gaia green and they worship together.

The true bond, though, has been forged by the Lutheran church’s position on same-sex blessings, a position  which is at a similar stage to that of Anglicans: a determination to push ahead while creating an illusion of holding back.

Just as in the Anglican Church, Lutherans have suffered the consequence of their heresy in lost parishioners and revenue; so much so, that in a desperate bid to boost numbers, a merger with the Anglican Church of Canada is mentioned  in a non-derisory tone.

The question one has to ask is, would the combining of multiple church organisations bent on heresy hasten their demise as an arithmetic or geometric function of the number of joining entities?

One thing is certain, just as the demon possessed Gadarene swine hurtled to their doom, these two sorry excuses for churches will do likewise, all the while congratulating themselves on their prophetic insight as they sink into the abyss.

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6 Comments

  1. subscribe

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — April 24, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

  2. Not to be confused with the ‘other’ Lutheran Church of Canada who believe in the scriptural version of marriage

    Comment by Steve L. — April 24, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

  3. If AcoC must merge with somebody, why not the United Church? They’re halfway there, theologically and politically, and the UCoC is losing members at an alarming rate.

    Comment by Ellie M. — April 25, 2009 @ 9:37 am

  4. Ellie, they already considered it back in the 1970s (thus the disaster that was the joint Anglican-United red hymnbook). It didn’t happen, obviously.

    Comment by Andrew — April 25, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  5. In my many wanderings and landing up at churches that were being closed down I always found that the one book that was anathema to all and sundry was the red hymn book. I think they all hit the dumpsters. Not even the recyclers want them.

    Comment by Gawk — April 25, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  6. Andrew: the Anglicans weren’t quite ready yet in the ’70’s. I think they could pull it off now. . .

    Comment by Ellie M. — April 26, 2009 @ 1:06 pm


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