I've been thinking about the recent unpleasantness in the Anglican Communion. I have a bad habit of going over to Titus 1:9 on occasion (when I want to raise my blood pressure) and I just get so sick of being called a pagan, a Unitarian, and told that TEC is no longer Christian, especially by a bunch of neo-Donatist, bible-thumpin', homophobes (see, I can call names too!). My parents live in the diocese of San Joaquin, and they spout some of that Network baloney on occasion. One time I said, "When you say that stuff about the Episcopal Church, you are saying that about me." Oh, they denied it, since I'm not one of THOSE people, except for my nasty habit of supporting gays and lesbians and insisting that the Holy Spirit will work through whomsoever she will, but at least I know the Bible and preach the Gospel. The Rector of their parish (whom I consider a friend) told me that he was teaching that the Bible is infallible and the standard for truth and I must admit, shamefully, that I didn't respond. Of course, I was thinking: "Infallible? Standard for Truth? Have you actually read the Bible?!?"
My understanding of the eschatological tradition is that on Judgement Day our Lord will be the judge. We will all answer to him and no one else. I have yet to discover the text that states that judgement is in the hands of the Most Blessed Primates of the Global South, and I don't remember reading about the Church of Nigeria (Anglican) in the Apocalypse of St. John (I didn't read anything about either TEC or the CofE, for that matter!) and its Archbishop being seated on the Throne of Judgement, separating the sheep from the goats. Fr. Jake has a post at his site, Will Archbishop Akinola be “disciplined” by the Primates? which is definitely worth reading. Padre says, "Check it out!"
Hey, look! A picture of a cute ferret wearing a neckerchief! Maybe it's a Ferret Scout (FSA)!
From Cute Overload