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Welby commends Continung Indaba process

Welby commends Continung Indaba process

Archbishop Justin Welby commends the Continung Indaba as a way that allows Anglicans to remain in communion “that holds together in its diversity.”

As we learn to love each other more deeply we reveal to the world the love of Christ which binds us together and urges us on. He is clear that there are disagreements but it is how we deal our disagreements that matters, and Continuing Indaba helps us to express our disagreements in truth and love. Continuing Indaba is not a talking shop but a way of understanding different points of view and moving together as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Welby’s vision of an Anglican Communion that embraces and builds on its diversity as a faithful witness to Jesus Christ is in direct contrast to the vision of purified Anglicanism set forward at the recent Gafcon conference.

Mark Harris:

GAFCON II met. They are moving to constitute a world wide church, a sort of alternative to the Anglican Communion but with a more stringent “biblical” base.

Good luck with that.

We Anglicans have some experience dealing with world wide churches that deny that our bishops are real bishops, or clergy orders valid, our sacraments real, our theology heretical and our moral compass skewed. They are purists.

It ain’t easy to relate to purists.

While purity of heart is to will one thing, purists will the end of many things. Blessed are the pure of heart, in them one thing lives. Damned are the purists, because of them many things die.

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