Wednesday, June 24, 2009

American Anglicans Ratify Constitution

The Anglican Church in North America ratified its constitution in Texas. The new denomination has been formed by about 100,000 Bible-believing Christians who left the Episcopal Church U.S.A. due that denomination's clear apostasy.

-- From "Dissidents finalize formation of new Anglican alliance" by Ed Stoddard, Reuters 6/24/09

The Episcopal Church, which is the main U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion with over 2 million followers, has declined to comment on the proceedings. The ACNA says four of the 28 dioceses under its roof are locked in property disputes with the Episcopal Church.

Some Canadian congregations are also fighting legal battles over assets with the Anglican Church of Canada.

The ACNA wants to formally join the Anglican Communion which numbers close to 80 million people worldwide.

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From "Rick Warren shows support for breakaway Anglicans at Bedford gathering" by Sam Hodges, The Dallas Morning News 6/24/09

The Rev. Rick Warren used his Southern Baptist preaching skills to fire up a gathering of conservative Anglicans in Bedford [Texas] on Tuesday.

The Anglican Church in North America invited Warren to be one of the headline speakers for its first provincial assembly, which continues through Thursday at St. Vincent's Cathedral in Bedford.

Warren . . . briefly referred to lawsuits filed by the Episcopal Church against departing congregations and dioceses, over church buildings and other assets.

"You may lose the steeple, but you won't lose the people," Warren said, echoing a line he's used before.

"The church has never been a building. Christ didn't die for property."

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