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June 5, 2012

Anglican Bishop Condemns Divorce, Abortion and Promiscuity

Yes, you read that right.  It is not a misprint.  An Anglican bishop (a top one according to Lifesite News) has condemned Abortion, Divorce and Promiscuity.  Praise be to God.

Chartres raises concerns about the state of the family and its children in England, including the unborn, and says “the 2012 Jubilee offers us an opportunity to pause and reflect not only on an extraordinary reign but also on what the Jubilee could mean to us as a nation.”

Rt Rev Richard ChartresThe pamphlet, published by the Bible Society, is entitled Jubilee then and now: A big idea for the 21st century. In it Chartres reflects on the biblical meaning of jubilee, the history of the jubilee in England, and the present jubilee, before reflecting on the current social situation in England.

“Literally millions of children grow up without knowing a stable, loving, secure family life – and that is not to count the hundreds of thousands more who don’t even make it out of the womb each year,” he writes.

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You go, Bishop Chartres! grin

[1] Posted by All-Is-True on 6-5-2012 at 03:55 PM · [top]

I don’t disagree at all with Jackie Bruschi but it says a lot about the state of our culture and religious institutions that a Bishop gets a shout out for actually condemning sin.

[2] Posted by flaanglican on 6-5-2012 at 04:04 PM · [top]

Bruchi, sorry.

[3] Posted by flaanglican on 6-5-2012 at 04:05 PM · [top]

May our God bless Bishop Chartres, and strengthen his resolve.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer

[4] Posted by Militaris Artifex on 6-5-2012 at 04:24 PM · [top]

You know the strongest critics of the society we have become as the Bishop points out, are the young people who are its victims - those whose homes have broken apart, and who have been affected at their deepest levels by it.  Talk to them about it and you will find an extremely angry generation who feel deeply let down.  It is no abstract matter of individual rights and hedonistic wishes for them - someone else small and vulnerable has paid the price for the self-centeredness of their parents’ generation.

Well said Bishop Chartres.

[5] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 6-5-2012 at 05:15 PM · [top]

Very good point by Pageantmaster.  So many times I find that the secular young show a greater appreciation for the values of true religion than the old liberal christians.  Instinctively the young gravitate towards true religion, they hunger for it and often respect it when they find it.

[6] Posted by MichaelA on 6-6-2012 at 09:06 AM · [top]

(I apologize for going on a tangent here)

The holocaust of the unborn (exceeded only by the spiritual genocide of people living and dying without Christ in America and around the world) is something that we as Christians must take an a more active role in opposing.

Sadly the Bible believing German Christians (one of the embarrassments of the Christian Church) in Nazi Germany may be less culpable in their apathy than we are. It’s doubtful that a lot of them knew the extent of what was occurring to the Jews—unlike Christians today, who have a great deal of knowledge regarding the killing of the unborn in our own land (and often in our own city). Further, we don’t have to worry about possible death, etc for opposing abortion as they did for opposing the holocaust. I’ve allowed myself to get far too apathetic about this issue at many times in my Christian life.

My wife and I (just married this past March) are going to be starting to pray on a regular basis outside the one abortion clinic here in Tallahassee, FL and we hope to encourage our Christian friends to join in to make sure there is always a significant peaceful prayer vigil going on outside this clinic—to consistently show God’s love in Christ to these young mothers and even the abortion staff. (The results of peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion clinics are very significant—as seen in the 40 days for life campaigns).

The thoughts of Kelly Clinger on returning to the abortion clinic where she had two abortions are harsh but perhaps necessary medicine for apathetic and self-centered Christians (such as myself).

“As I left, I tried driving through my tears. How do you get past the heaviness that you feel for the babies and for the women who will suffer depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts, and lifelong regret?

However, once I stopped crying, I became VERY angry…like Jesus-turning-over-tables angry. My friend John, who prays outside of this clinic EVERY day, said that he cannot get ONE church to support him. He wasn’t even talking about financial support…he was talking about prayer support, sending people to pray, ANYTHING.

This infuriates me.

Honestly, this makes me NEVER want to step foot in a church again.

There are hundreds of churches within a 15-mile radius of this Orlando abortion clinic. While they are updating their offices, paying for sound systems, and preaching their fluffy messages, babies are DYING…over 3000 a day.

Friends, hear me, we MUST shake off our dullness and be SILENT NO MORE…and STAGNANT no more!

I am angry with pastors who never mention abortion and will not lend a hand to people like my friend, John. I am angry with those who think that writing a check is enough and never think about actually DOING anything for the unborn.

I am angry with Christians who do NOTHING to stand for the least of these and still call themselves Christians.


God Bless,
W A Scott

p.s. I would encourage everyone to look into what clinics perform abortions around your area and see what you can do to keep a prayerful presence in front of these clinics especially when they are performing abortions.

p.p.s. On the spiritual genocide front (ie the tragedy of the vast majority of souls here in America and the rest of the world going to eternal spiritual death)—there are excellent papers on the internet regarding “investigative Bible studies” (easily googled) that a couple of believers can lead with non-believers (of course, this is not to discount the foundational means of reaching to those without Christ such as inviting them to Church and, of course, being a living witness at all times in word and deed). [btw—I can say from experience that leading a Bible study is not that difficult]

[7] Posted by William on 6-9-2012 at 12:07 AM · [top]

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