Thursday, August 22, 2013

Canterbury's ignorance of history: "See how they compromise with one another!"

Matt Kennedy takes Justin Welby to task for his latest rambling address about the crisis in the Anglican Communion. Whereas the "new" Archbishop of Canterbury worries that the global body over which he ostensibly presides is "coming perilously close to plunging into a 'ravine of intolerance,'" ++Welby himself appears to have already crossed the perilous threshold from major disappointment to unmitigated disaster. Moderating the truth of the Gospel in the interest of making peace with false teachers is bad enough. His apparent motive, however, is even worse.
Note also his appeal to “what people outside the church will think” as a reason for our finding ways to compromise. Jesus never worried about such things and never suggested his disciples do so. Such considerations are for propagandists and advertizing agencies, not the Church founded by Jesus Christ, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.
One must lament the Archbishop's woeful ignorance of history. No one in ancient Rome ever spoke derisively of the Christians by saying, "See how they compromise with one another!"