Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Quote of the Week - J.I. Packer

In 2002, the synod of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
authorized its bishop to produce a service for blessing same-sex unions, to be used in any parish of the diocese that requests it. A number of synod members walked out to protest the decision. They declared themselves out of communion with the bishop and the synod, and they appealed to the Archbishop of Canterbury and other Anglican primates and bishops for help. 
J. I. Packer was one of the people who walked out.
When asked why he walked out, he answered, "Because this decision, taken in its context, falsifies the gospel of Christ, abandons the authority of Scripture, jeopardizes the salvation of fellow human beings, and betrays the church in its God-appointed role as the bastion and bulwark of divine truth.”

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

J.I. Packer is correct in disagreeing with the decision of the synod of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster to authorize same-sex unions in its parishes.

Indeed, allowing same-sex unions in parishes contradicts the teachings of Christ and violates Christian doctrine.