On Church of England Female Bishop Ordination - Extract from Email Communications
I find it very disturbing that our Political Leadership is treating the Church of England as a State Social Institution that must adopt the social changes/values of the society it serves, instead of seeing the Church of England as a State Christian Religious Institution with the goal of ensuring that the social changes/values of the society remain within the bounds of the laws of God as clearly stated in the Bible.
I do not believe that the Church of England should be considered as a State Social Institution that must always side with Parliament and the Society it serves.
I believe the Church of England ought to constantly give Biblical guidance and advice, and maintain, always, a Biblical position; while allowing Parliament and the Society to freely choose their actions/responses.
The official (KJV) Bible of the Church of England makes it very clear that a Bishop MUST be “the husband of one wife (1Timothy 3:2b)”, not wife of one husband; and according to the Bible, a Husband is a Male and a Wife is a Female.
Article XX (of Church of England’s “The Thirty Nine Articles of Religion”: http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/book-of-common-prayer/articles-of-religion.aspx ) makes it very clear that: “it is not lawful for the Church to ordain anything contrary to God's word written”.
I therefore strongly believe that our Nation’s blood-won religious freedom is seriously being threatened if we now justify castigating/pressurising/persecuting the few that insist on abiding to the literal interpretation of the word of God, just because a majority of the Church of England’s leadership seems to have chosen to liberalise their interpretation of / obedience to the word of God.
The role of women in the New Testament Church is very important, and it is clearly stated in the (KJV) Bible:
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Most of the social problems we see in the Society today, especially among the younger generation, would have been avoided/minimised if the Church is more consistent in professing Biblical positions.
The Lord Jesus Christ warned his followers:
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Apostle Paul made it clear that the Gospel was revealed to him by the Lord Jesus Christ himself:
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Apostle Peter confirmed that all the epistles written by Apostle Paul are correct and scriptural:
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
It is also written: “every one of us shall give account of himself to God (Romans 14:12b)”; I therefore feel it is grossly unjust for anyone to be indirectly/subtly intimidated to act against his or her religious conscience.