Sunday, August 5, 2012


Well, time to return to the not-off-topic stuff, at least for the moment.First, it appears that GAFCOON, of which ACNA is a part, believes that we should all go backwards until we reach the future.

GAFCON held a conference in of all places, London, England!  The chairperson of GAFCON delivered and incredibly self-serving, self-aggrandizing, self-interpretive speech/testament for GAFCON to proceed.

Here is the scripture upon which the testament is build:

In Micah 6:8 we read:
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with your God.
He, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala , then proceeded to speak over the rest of the testament explaining what this scripture meant to those of us poor, slow, dumb laity that could not understand a very simple Godly statement as, "To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God".  Now, I like interpretation as much as the next person but GAFCON has made their name on the basis of solo scripturas.  But, just what in the imagination of Archbishop Eliud Wabukala do we not understand about this particular passage?  How is it more complicated than say, "love your neighbor as yourself."?  But, in order for Archbishop Eliud Wabukala to get where he wanted to go he needed to "interrpret" scripture for us. (I guess we no longer need Bibles, we just need the Bishops of GAFCON.
Here is a direct quote form the Archbishop, " It is little surprise then that we find scripture can be bent into all sorts of convenient shapes and that so called ‘gospel’ truths can contradict the plain meaning of scriptures. "   Well, what do you know?  Do you suppose he is talking about him and his friends?
And then, buried within the golden voice and "conciliatory speech comes this little gem:
Our communion has come of age and it is now time that its leadership should be focused not on one person or one church, however hallowed its history, but on the one historic faith we confess. There is added urgency to these concerns and need for creative thinking so that a pattern of global governance that is no longer fit for this context is not perpetuated by default.
So, here is the issue:  Either the Crown selects one of  them or they take their marbles and go home. 

The Lord requires that we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.  I like Micah better than I like Archbishop Eliud Wabukala.