anthills–Episcopalians & the Anglican Communion

April 24, 2006

-ECUSA’S OFFICIAL DEFENSE

Filed under: Anglican Communion, ECUSA — anthill @ 8:33 pm

The Rev. Dr. Leander Harding has written a thorough commentary on the official defense of ECUSA's position given at Nottingham, England in 2005.

To Set Our Hope On Christ summarized the defense to the Anglican Consultative Council by an ECUSA team regarding General Convention's actions in 2003. Significantly, that team did not back away at all from the actions of GC 2003. Thus we should not be surprised that the recent report from the Special Commission avoids recommending any true halt on directions set at the Minneapolis Convention.

Harding's work is slow going, but worth the effort.

In short, the argument that is bound to be repeated in Columbus is:

-God surprisingly and graciously went against Old Testament laws to include the Gentiles in Christ without circumcision.

-In the past thirty or forty years, ECUSA has observed holiness in the lives and ministries of gay people living in intimate relationships.

-Holiness means this is from God.

-God is doing another surprising, gracious thing which may overturn our understanding of scripture on sexual ethics.

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