Communiqué from GAFCON leadership meeting - 12 March 2008

We met in England as the leadership team of the Global Anglican Future Conference and Jerusalem Pilgrimage from March 10-12, 2008 and were encouraged by the support and enthusiasm of bishops, clergy and lay leaders around the Anglican Communion who have welcomed GAFCON and expressed their desire to attend. We affirmed that the goals of GAFCON are to: 1.  Provide an opportunity for fellowship to continue to experience and proclaim the transforming love of Christ. 2.  Develop a renewed understanding of our identity as Anglican Christians within our current context. 3.  Prepare for an Anglican future in which the Gospel is uncompromised and Christ-centered mission a top priority. We received reports from our various task forces involved in logistics support and program development and are grateful for the remarkable progress already made. We are confident that our time together in the Holy Land will be one of great blessing for the wider Christian community, a positive witness of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and anticipation of our future as Anglican Christians. Archbishop Peter J. Akinola On behalf of the Leadership Team. 12th March, 2008

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  1. James Leggett Says:

    Dear Sir
    Thank you so much for making this public stand of upholding the gospel and defending it for this and future genereations.

    I do not feel alone.

    Rev James Leggett

  2. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    May God continue to bless you, dear Bishops who stand for the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. May God sustain you in the days ahead.

  3. Bishop Ijaz Inayat Says:

    God bless you all for speaking on behalf of millions around the world.

    You are not alone, the Lord is with you along with those praying for you and the GAFCON.

  4. GARY MORROW Says:

    You can remove the truth, but it can be found in The Holy Bible.

  5. GARY MORROW Says:

    Gal. 1:11 Now I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me, was not after man.
    12 For neither received I it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

  6. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    I do hope that the Primates, Bishops and Clergy who attend GAFCON will take up the question of women priests, though I realize that this isn’t high of the list of priorities. When we confuse gender roles we lose sight of God’s natural order. And when we confuse gender role relative to the Priesthood, we lose sight of our Great High Priest and send a confusing message to the world.

    I offer these essays to those who would like to consider this matter in some depth:

    http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2007/08/primeval-origins-of-priesthood.html

    http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2007/08/priesthood-and-genesis.html

    http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2007/09/males-as-spiritual-leaders-two-patterns.html

    http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2007/08/shamanic-practice-and-priesthood.html

  7. GARY MORROW Says:

    An Anglican vicar has rewritten the most famous biblical tales because he wants to make them more “accessible” to modern readers—features Goliath as a drunk and Eve as sex mad.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=546408&in_page_id=1773

    False preachers, False Church

  8. GARY MORROW Says:

    An Anglican vicar has rewritten the most famous biblical tales because he wants to make them more “accessible” to modern readers—features Goliath as a drunk and Eve as sex mad.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=546408&in_page_id=1773

    False preachers, False Church

  9. GARY MORROW Says:

    The Presiding Bishop’s Top Five:
    http://www.standfirminfaith.com/index.php/site/article/1503

    FALSE PREACHERS, FALSE CHURCH