The Church of England Synod voted on Wednesday to urge its members to reach out to their non-Christian neighbors in an effort to share the gospel of salvation offered uniquely in Christ Jesus. The vote represents a break from the previous stance of focusing on what was common and shared between people of different faiths in the community.
From the article on the Times website:
"The Church’s General Synod, meeting in London, overwhelmingly backed a motion to force its bishops to report on their ‘understanding of the uniqueness of Christ in Britain’s multifaith society’ and offer guidance in sharing ‘the gospel of salvation’ with people of other faiths and none.
[...]The Rev Nezlin Sterling, who represents the black-led churches and is a minister in the New Testament Assembly, said that the marginalisation of Christianity was proceeding at a rapid rate, with further examples reported every day.
She said that the churches were so anxious to be politically correct that they were in danger of forgetting their mission. ‘We have positioned ourselves like the disciples did immediately after the death of Christ, behind closed doors, paralysed with fear of the world.’
Evangelisation should be a priority, she said. ‘Every person in my mind is a potential convert.’"
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