Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Tension in the LAMBETH Conference as Sudan addresses the press

Sphere: Related Content On Tuesday 22nd of July, the conference experienced a shake up when the Archbishop of the Sudan released a statement calling for the Episcopal Church of the United States to repent, and to cease “with immediate effect” its advocacy of gay bishops and blessings.

Rebuffed by conference organizers in releasing his message, Dr. Daniel Deng, Archbishop of Juba and Primate of the Sudan, went round them and held an impromptu press conference in the media room, and issued a call for Gene Robinson to step aside to save the Communion.

If [Gene Robinson] were a real Christian he would resign” Archbishop Deng said on July 22, as the Episcopal Church’s media handlers looked on in shock. A number of American bishops were taken aback by the Sudanese statement, as Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and a number of her colleagues spent the days before the opening of Lambeth with the Sudanese bishops in Salisbury.
From here, here and here

Read the full address of the Primate of Sudan Dr Daniel Deng Bul here
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GAFCON Petition

Sphere: Related Content I love what some folks in the Church of England are doing right now. Thank God for the GAFCON conference and all the people that God used to draft the final statement that has given a lead to what I see will bring sparks of revival in the Anglican Communion.

A petition is available for online signature for those individuals who wish to indicate their solidarity with the GAFCON movement. The wording of the petition is,

"I stand in solidarity with the Jerusalem Declaration and Statement on the Global Anglican Future."

Just click here to sign online

Remember the GAFCON Statement is here
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims'

Sphere: Related Content It's time the Archbishop of Canterbury tell us actually who he is representing. Is he representing Christians or is he representing Moslems? Just a few weeks ago, he said that Britain should make allowance for Sharia Law.
Last month, a major section of Anglican Christians from around the world held a conference in Jerusalem under a movement - GAFCON, to fashion out the future of the church because of the Archbishop's lack of will to make a decision, or better said, implement decisions he reached with the other Archbishops in several meetings. Now the communion is torn. Many of the Archbishops and Bishops from several nations have boycotted the Lambeth Conference which started on the 15th of July, including "Dr Nazir-Ali, whose seat in Rochester is just 20 miles away." Dr Nazir-Ali was at the GAFCON conference.
Now he's at it again. Is this man real? Is he serious? Is he out to serve God? Is he a practicing Christian or just one of the nominal fellows what chose 'Church work' and are climbing the ladder of leadership because of their prowess? Or does he have a hidden agenda we are yet to know? Does he have convictions? By saying that 'Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims', he disarms himself and others he represents the boldness to preach the gospel. If it offends the muslims, then what? Doesn't islamic teachings offend others? Why should we continue to capitulate all the time while islam assume a victim status at the expense of all other religions?
May God save from such men who will only end up preparing members for the 'great falling away.'
Read the whole story here!
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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Vanished!

Sphere: Related Content “Then shall two be in the field, the one shall be taken and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill, the one shall be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come”. Matt 24:40-42

Sooner or later, the World will witness the most amazing event in the history of Mankind. It is a phenomenon beyond human wisdom and understanding because both the living and the dead will be caught up suddenly to meet with the Lord in the sky leaving the world dazed. I could imagine Religious leaders, Academicians, Security operatives, Scientists and Leaders of Nations investigating and trying to explain to the dazed and confused World what has just happened to relations, friends and colleagues. Every TV and Radio station will be giving the breaking news with many unanswered questions. Imagine riding on a motorbike and suddenly, the bike driver is no more, the incoming vehicle has no body behind the steering, the pastor has just disappeared in the middle of a sermon, the person sitting beside you is gone, your spouse was nowhere to be found. What a confusion! It sounds illogical, isn’t it? But it will be a reality JUST ONE DAY. Jesus said that the heaven and earth shall pass away but his word shall not pass away unfulfilled. As the night follows the day and the dawn after a long darkness of the night so shall Rapture be for real irrespective of your theology and conviction. The Saints of the Lord, redeemed by the blood of Jesus shall be raptured in a moment out of this world.

“But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, sorcerers, and idolators and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death” Rev 21:8

Let us watch, brethren for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Are you still hardened in your heart my dear friend? You have opportunity NOW to repent and believe the gospel. What are you waiting for?

written by Anayo in scm_futo@yahoogroups.com.
anayo_st@yahoo.co.uk

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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Persecution Report from Voice of the Martyrs

Sphere: Related Content Many of us who live in the southern part of Nigeria do not know what believers are going through in the north and many other muslim-majority countries around the world. This ignorance is of great consequence as you will not able to pray properly. Watch this month's report which features up-to-date news, interviews and testimonies from around the world including Eritrea, Nigeria, Israel and Vietnam. Please pray and spread the news to make Christians aware. Another danger of this ignorance is that we will continue to preach our 'strange' message of prosperity instead of committing ourselves to missions and helping one another.



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You can see more information here and the Persecuted Weblog here.
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