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EPISCOPAL CHURCH SPLIT: Part #2
Christians Must Pray for our Anglican Brethren

The LORD said, "[Sodom's] sin is so grievousI will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me" (Gen 18:20-23)

A summit of Anglican Primates (senior church leaders) convened in London Wednesday to consider the issues of their communion's developing worldwide split. Conservative U.S. Episcopalians and other Anglicans have asked Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to discipline the American bishops who voted in August to both affirm the ordination of a homosexual bishop and to allow the blessing of same-sex unions in the U.S.

  • Last week 2700 Conservative U.S. Episcopalians asked the Primates to "guide" a realignment of the U.S. church (see www.AmericanAnglican.org/News/News.cfm?ID=783&c=21).
  • The dioceses of Africa, Asia & Latin America (which now contain a majority of the Anglican Church's worldwide membership) hold to an orthodox Biblical theology and are outraged.
  • Peter Akinola, the primate of Nigeria who oversees 17.5 million of the Anglican Church's 77 million members worldwide, says "evil forces'' are at work in the church. On Monday he called hundreds of thousands of Nigerian Anglicans to pray and fast for the primates.
  • The core issue is not homosexuality, but whether the Anglican Communion will uphold the authority of Scripture. One conservative rector reports, "When the plain teaching of the Bible was referenced [at the U.S. Episcopal Bishops meeting where the ordination of a homosexual bishop was discussed] eyes rolled, and with expressions of polite exasperation we were told that it was time to move on. The Bible simply hadn't kept up."

The Anglican Church, the first church to be established in the New World, has played a major role in U.S. history. As goes the Church, so goes the nation! Our civil leaders cannot be expected to take a stronger stand for righteousness in our land than our Church leaders are willing to take in governing the Church. What happens in London Wednesday and Thursday will impact believers in every nation, but especially those in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.


Please Join Us in Supportive Prayer:

  • May the righteous actions of a God-fearing few spur REPENTANCE among Anglicans Worldwide. CLEANSE the Episcopal Church. CAUSE Your Word to be honored among the Anglican Primates.
  • May American Christians everywhere cry out to You in humble REPENTANCE. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Dt 30:19; Josh 24:15; 1 Kg 18:21; 1 Cor 6:11-13; 11:19).


ATTENTION! Please set aside February 27 & 28, 2004, to attend the Washington Insider Report's Pray for America Convocation here in Washington, DC. Richard Owen Roberts will be our keynote speaker both nights! Brother Roberts has been studying revival for more than 50 years. Attendees will be able to hear from and talk to "those-in-the-know" about the upcoming elections and the workings of Washington from a Biblical worldview.

Stay "tuned" to find out more about this history shaping event!