Anglican Samizdat

January 15, 2010

Fred Hiltz the prophet

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada — David Jenkins @ 11:54 am

The Anglican Church of Canada wants to make Fred a prophet:

The task force will also recommend that it be part of the primate’s ministry to “speak and write prophetically” to the Anglican Church of Canada, and on behalf of the church, to the world, and that this be done in consultation with other leaders and governing bodies of the church.

“There’s a strong sense that the church wants to empower the primate to write and speak prophetically rather than just exercise pastoral leadership” in the church, said Bishop Ingham. This was in response to questions raised by the task force as to what sort of leadership is needed to enable the mission of the church.

The only problem is, the church can’t “empower” someone to be a prophet; God appoints prophets:

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 1 Cor 12:28

The ACoC has done a convincing job of “empowering” false prophets, though.


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