Yup, kind of a big one to overlook, right there. But then this is the same church that was instituted so that a King could divorce his wife because she hadn't bore him a child.1Ti_3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Just to be clear, this isn't the Anglican church worldwide. Anglican churches in my city (Sydney) are opposed to this.
How does this relate to what happened on the Day of Pentecost and in the NT age:
So true.No big deal.
The church has been dead for sometime.
Matthew 5:13; NIV
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it's saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot".
Maybe you?So true.
And because of that, I used to think the true church would one day exist underground. But thanks to the mega-church concept, the real church seems to be mingling among what I call the 'church of the world' (the places where the world goes to church). But I'm still optimistically thinking this is only a delay. Those who are committed to God and his truth will still one day cut the ties and 'come out from among them' and start meeting in smaller congregations purposely separated from the mass appeal structure of church these days. Those with sinful worldly appetites simply won't be attracted to it and it will keep them out of the church. I keep thinking/hoping that someday somebody will be raised up to lead a grass roots movement toward this kind of church.
Forget about what you want.But I can't. I'm allergic to grass (grass roots....get it? Okay, not so funny....). Oh, and unequally yoked.
But if a church leader wanted to do that in my community I would support it. I have a meeting place already picked out.
Kathi,If the Bible says that a women should not be a pastor then being a Bishop is a slap in God's face.