Appeal to orthodox bishops to attend Lambeth Conference despite differences

Feb 9, 2019 by

from Christian Today:

The archbishop overseeing plans for the next Lambeth Conference is pleading with orthodox bishops threatening to boycott the event to come in spite of their differences.

Bishops from Nigeria and Uganda have said they will stay away from the once-in-a-decade meeting out of opposition to Provinces that have adopted an increasingly liberal interpretation of the gospel.

This week, GAFCON chairman Archbishop Nicholas Okoh said the same-sex wedding of a suffragan bishop in the Church of Canada last December ‘underlines the urgency of our advice in the Jerusalem 2018 “Letter to the Churches” warning against attending the 2020 Lambeth Conference as currently constituted’.

He also criticised the appointment of Dr John Shepherd as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s envoy to the Vatican over his views of the physical resurrection.

‘With great sadness we therefore have to conclude that the Lambeth Conference of 2020 will itself be an obstacle to the gospel by embracing teaching and a pattern of life which are profoundly at odds with the biblical witness and the apostolic Christianity through the ages,’ Archbishop Okoh said.

The Archbishop of Cape Town and chair of the Lambeth 2020 design group, the Most Rev Thabo Makgoba, however, is pleading with all bishops to set aside their differences and participate in the conference.

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