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February 7, 2013

A modest proposal for making Justin Welby a true shepherd of his flock

There would be, of course, political implications should the institution of marriage be redefined in Great Britain (not to mention the United States or any other western nation). However, the deeper issue for Welby is the spiritual consequences for a nation which willfully, and arrogantly, thumbs its nose at the law of God. If the new archbishop wishes to be a true shepherd to his flock, in fact and not just in name, he should use the spiritual prestige of his office to shift the conversation away from false notions of “equality” and “tolerance” and toward real notions of reverence for God and the social order which he has ordained.

To benighted politicians like David Cameron, Archbishop Welby should issue a gentle but firm admonition that a fallen world does not redeem itself by giving in to its very fallenness. Redemption comes only through surrendering to Christ and following him obediently, even to the cross. It may be asking too much of a politician to make such a sacrifice. It is not asking too much of the spiritual leader of 80 million Anglicans, however, to take up his cross and boldly proclaim the only message that will save England, America, and every nation, tribe, people, and tongue.

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This phrase is quite compelling:

“....a fallen world does not redeem itself by giving in to its very fallenness.”

Where did you get it, and may I steal,, ah,... BORROW it?

[1] Posted by Stefano on 2-7-2013 at 10:49 AM · [top]

Ooops, Never mind! (more coffee please…)

[2] Posted by Stefano on 2-7-2013 at 10:53 AM · [top]

Archbishop Welby should also point out that where sexuality is concerned, science, statistics and Scripture agree (are congruent and not in conflict) and that is because GOD is the loving, caring Creator of the universe.

The truth about the gay (homo-bi, etc) life -

[3] Posted by St. Nikao on 2-7-2013 at 11:27 AM · [top]

ABC Welby on marriage: “Marriage is between one man and one woman and always has been.”

[4] Posted by St. Nikao on 2-7-2013 at 04:37 PM · [top]

All kudos and support for ++Welby in sticking to the biblical view on marriage.  I hope and pray he continues that way (and that caution is stated in view of the intense and subtle pressure that will be brought to bear on him to compromise his witness, in every possible way).

[5] Posted by MichaelA on 2-10-2013 at 11:35 PM · [top]

“I have to look at the whole Communion, not just this country,” Welby said. “Realistically, there are 80 million Anglicans around the world and inevitably, and quite rightly, their voice has to be heard.”

There are many in CofE hierarchy who won’t like that even being mentioned.  But they need to be reminded that they aren’t alone, no matter how much they might wish it.

[6] Posted by MichaelA on 2-10-2013 at 11:36 PM · [top]

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