GAFCON primates grapple with the consecration of women bishops in Africa

Sep 19, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: In what might have been an issue to derail GAFCON, eight Primates, meeting in All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi this week, declared that, despite a moratorium, a recently consecrated woman bishop in Kenya would not stop the gospel trajectory. “The Jerusalem Declaration affirms that the Bible makes a distinction between salvation issues and other secondary issues.” The Primates acknowledged that while there is disagreement and ongoing discussion on the...

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‘Heartbroken’ Welsh evangelicals reach out to Gafcon

Sep 18, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: Evangelical Anglicans in Wales are turning to the leaders of the theologically conservative global network, Gafcon, for support after the Church in Wales voted to bless same-sex relationships. The Anglican Archbishops leading Gafcon, the Primates Council, have just met for two days at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya. The communique from the meeting touched on the situation in Wales. “Faithful Christians in Wales who are heartbroken over their...

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A Pastoral Message from Archbishop Beach Regarding Gafcon and Women in the Episcopate

Sep 17, 2021 by

from ACNA: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am writing to you today from Nairobi, Kenya at the close of the recent Gafcon Primates Meeting.  I am thankful for our global fellowship that is providing encouragement for many, from those undergoing persecution in Nigeria to those grappling with theological innovations in Wales.  I encourage you to read more from the press release here. There is one matter coming out of our meeting that is a challenge for a number of us in the Anglican Church...

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An Open Letter on the Consecration of Female Bishops in GAFCON

Sep 16, 2021 by

from Apologia Anglicana: To the Primates and Bishops of the Holy Catholic Church in the Global Anglican Future Conference: Every Trinity Sunday, we confess that “Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith.” This faith has been passed down to us from our Fathers. It is the faith by which we are strengthened and nourished. This is the faith which we are called in our Baptisms to defend and establish to the shedding of our blood. We know...

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Third woman bishop for GAFCON consecrated

Sep 13, 2021 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Jackson Ole Sapit writes he consecrated today the Rt. Rev. Rose Okeno as the fourth bishop of Butere. In a statement posted on Facebook on 12 Sept 2021, Archbishop Ole Sapit reported the ”ordination and Installation of the 4th Ordinary of the Diocese of Butere. The LORD bless my sister, Bishop Rose Okeno, the first Woman Anglican clergy in Kenya to be elected into the position of Diocesan Bishop.” During the four hour ceremony...

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“…and then the end will come”

Sep 10, 2021 by

How looking forward to our ultimate future brings encouragement in confusing times. Editorial from the September 2021 Newsletter, from GAFCON Great Britain and Europe As he walked with his disciples in Jerusalem, Jesus used their amazement at the vast scale of Herod’s temple building to teach them about the puniness of human endeavour in comparison with the power of God in control of a world which seems out of control. He gave them a concise summary of what would happen during the next 2000+...

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