Friday, November 23, 2007

Liberal ideas has 'poisoned' Anglican church: theologian

[National Post] 23.11.07-- A parallel national Anglican church was launched on Thursday amid charges by a leading theologian that the Anglican Church of Canada has been poisoned by liberalism and is real the cause of the schism now underway.

"Schism means unwarranted and unjustified separation from the rest of the Church (structure), causing an indefensible breach of unity," said J.I. Packer, a Canadian who Time magazine called one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. "Those who are unfaithful to the heritage are the schismatics. It is not we who are the schismatics."

Mr. Packer said the Anglican Church of Canada has been "poisoned" by a liberal theology that "knows nothing of a God who uses (the Bible) to tell us things and knows nothing of sin in the heart and in the head."

He said the Anglican Church of Canada is being ruined by its attempts to "play catch-up with the culture" by adopting whatever "is the in-thing."

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