Sunday, 25 May 2008


A traditionalist Anglican has said he will continue with a campaign for the Church of England to work explicitly to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Paul Eddy, a lay member of the General Synod, has come under intense pressure from bishops to withdraw his plan.

But he has secured enough support for his motion to be debated at the next meeting of the Church's ruling body.

The motion calls on the Church to proclaim Christianity as the only route to ultimate salvation.

Mr Eddy, who is training to become a priest, has been denounced by some Muslims, but says the Church can no longer avoid hard questions about its beliefs.

He said he had received angry e-mails and telephone calls from senior figures in the Church denouncing his motion.

How depressingly typical of the Anglican leadership. Personally, I'd always assumed that spreading the Gospel was one of the primary purposes for which the Church of England (and, indeed, all mainstream churches) existed. But apparently not. Rather, it seems that the purpose of the CofE, as defined by its leaders, is to grovel like good dhimmis while the Islamification of Britain continues apace, and to denounce anyone who fails to kow-tow with sufficient promptitude. Rather than upset their Islamic friends by asserting their own faith, and seeking to convert Muslims, the likes of Rowan Williams and John Pritchard would prefer to see their congregations continue to dwindle, ultimately into non-existence. Looking at the way they behave, I sometimes wonder whether Williams and his ilk are in fact fanatical atheists, who have infiltrated the Church with the sole aim of destroying it from within. They probably aren't, but it must be said, that they couldn't do more damage if they were.

And, once again, I am struck by the contrast between these snivelling cowards, and Christians in other parts of the world who are putting their lives at risk in order to practise and promulgate their faith. While Christians in countries like Iran are successfully
converting millions of Muslims, and risking their lives and freedoms in the process, our own senior clergy, "faring delicately with the bedclothes pulled right up over their heads", are so terrified of upsetting the Muslims and the Guardianista chatterers that they denounce Paul Eddy for simply desiring that the Church stand up for what it is supposed to believe in.


Homophobic Horse said...

It's becoming clear that the 'Anglican Church' doesn't adhere to the Nicene creed.

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father.
God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
Who for us humanity and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate, was made human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit.
By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance.
He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father.
He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead; of His kingdom there is no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, in the uncreated and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lived in the saints.
We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and [Holy] Church; in one baptism in repentance, for the remission, and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgement of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life.

youdontknowme said...

The church should be trying to convert people of other faiths. They shouldn't sit cowardly in the shadows and do nothing.

bernard said...

The Anglican church has never been a 'truly proselytising' religion.
That honour has always gone to the Catholic faith; their success with missionary/conversion work in Islamic countries has been remarkable over the years, BUT... has been a complete failure with the Jews, who are STILL up in arms about the Popes' recent intention to keep the 1962 Missal version of "conversion of the Jews" text.
The Rev. Paul Eddy is batting for the wrong team, if only he knew it.

James G. said...

My own Anglican church hosted a concert the other night by an evangelical musician, Randy Mayfield. All proceeds went toward a charity aimed at "protecting Middle Eastern minorities" (i.e. Christians), I think there's a little bit of proselytising thrown in there, too!

There's always a lot of talk in our church about supporting missionaries in and to the Muslim world specifically, and we are usually asked to pray for a couple doing missionary work up in Bolton, in fact.

So, once again, the leadership seems to be out of touch with the rest of the Church.

The Bishops get paid out of money generated from Church investments and real estate, rather than contributions from members; probably has a lot to do with the disconnect. Even if they were to lose all adherents to the religion, there'd still be something in it for them.

bernard said...

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