Saturday, June 28, 2008

Global Anglican Statement is here... what now, AAC/South Dakota? (updated with link to analysis)

You can read it at all at GAFCON's official site. (First posted at Stand Firm)

Along with the strong reaffirmation of Biblically orthodox Christianity and foundational Anglican teaching, several points raise big practical questions for the American Anglican Council/South Dakota (which meets today):

From The Jerusalem Declaration:

11. We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships. We recognise the orders and jurisdiction of those Anglicans who uphold orthodox faith and practice, and we encourage them to join us in this declaration.

13. We reject the authority of those churches and leaders who have denied the orthodox faith in word or deed. We pray for them and call on them to repent and return to the Lord.

And from the section called The Road Ahead:

We believe this is a critical moment when the Primates’ Council will need to put in place structures to lead and support the church. In particular, we believe the time is now ripe for the formation of a province in North America for the federation currently known as Common Cause Partnership to be recognised by the Primates’ Council.

What does this mean for us? One blogger called it "uncharted waters," even though the statement and the news from Jerusalem are great. Hills of the North offers a fine initial analysis on what this will mean short and long term. So does Captain Yips. Pray as we navigate, dear friends in Christ.


Alice C. Linsley said...

I've also posted a comment on The Jerusalem Declaration here:

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