Thursday, April 07, 2005

Scottish Episcopal Church and Homosexuality - April 7th Meeting

The information I received was basically as follows. The meeting took place today between the members of the Scottish Anglican Movement and the Scottish Episcopal Church leaders between 3 and 6 p.m. Accounts say the meeting was cordial, and David McCarthy wrote:

1. We are still talking to one another.

2. We will meet again on the Friday, 22nd of April. This will be a
crucial meeting as we continue to 'discuss across difference'.

3. We agreed that we would not talk too the press between now and
the next meeting.

We realise for some there is a desire for more news, but this is a
delicate situation. Suffice it to say - We heard the bishops'
concerns, and they certainly heard ours.

We need to continue in humble prayer for our church and bishops.
They are under huge pressure and our voice is but one that they are
listening to.

Be patient, and slow to anger. God is good (all the time!).

Now, I sympathise with the fact that everything should be done to bring reconciliation between the two groups, and I realise that the bishops obviously have a lot of different groups pressuring them. But in the end, surely the one group (a Trinity, indeed) should be God. And surely that makes the deliberations simple?

The Bible makes clear what God wants done in this situation - for His Word to be upheld, and Him to be glorified...and that would mean rejecting not homosexuals, but the active participation of practicing homosexuals in the body of Christ. In the end, patience must give out to Truth. The pressures to ordain practicing homosexuals are primarily from the world, of which we are not to be of...

I earnestly pray God opens the episcopal bishops' eyes and hearts to His Truth, and that they submit to Him, not other pressure groups. But if not, then let those who are truly commited to Him come out.

More updates on APril 22nd I expect (or before if there are any).


Blogger John said...

Angus my prayers join with yours, the Bible says... Mat 18:19 I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven will do it for you.

God bless you and yours!

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