A Schism coming in the Church?

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  • A Schism coming in the Church?

    It looks as though the divide between the traditional conservatives and the modernisers may be something the church might not pull itself together over. One of the traditionalist parishes appointed their minister a bishop, approved by a traditional South African church. The CofE are not happy, but with him falling under the remit of the Archbishop of York, who has not commented, there's little the church can do. The question is that the CofE contains hundreds or thousands of buildings, parishes, and places of worship. Will it retain them, or would the new church have the right to retain them as it is serving the parishoners and they no longer want to be part of the CofE? Then there are the political complications, with the head of the CofE being the Queen, would she remain head of the breakaway church or would they found a new one?
    A blueprint for Church schism seen by Christian Today reveals extensive plans by conservative evangelicals to form a rival Anglican system to the Church of England in the UK over concerns about teachings on homosexuality.

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    The Anglican Church seems intent upon tearing itself apart, but the Church of England will probably hold together; not least because it is an established church, and its status, including that of who owns what, could only be changed by Act of Parliament.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ChatterBox View Post
      It looks as though the divide between the traditional conservatives and the modernisers may be something the church might not pull itself together over.
      The schism within the Church of England was created almost two hundred years ago, when modernist and theologically liberal clergymen (apostates would be the correct term) began to promote their insidious doctrines within that denomination. As in other situations, those who are conservative are generally driven out while the liberals take control. And the Church of Scotland is no better. In fact Christendom -- by and large -- has gone into apostasy and we are approaching the end of the Church Age.
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        Yes, it would seem that you're right -- approaching the end of the Church Age. Ever so gradually that can be observed happening. Which is one reason we Need to know what God's Word teaches -- what salvation Is and the individual's need to accept it personally.
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