Revisionist Bishop, Aj’s Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by ajenkins on December 12, 2009 under Anglican Events | Comments are off for this article

In the previous posting here is the news of the bishop’s election of our brothers and sisters in the Upper Diocese of South Carolina. Sarah Hey’s description and encouragement is poignant.  Obviously, this means great hurt, heartache, hard decisions and separation for the orthodox, faithful of our neighbor diocese. I must tell you, I am broken hearted for them. Please, right now, pray for them and for us and for the Body of Christ that was born in the fiery martyrdom of Bishops Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer.

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 13) at Saint James we will mark their hurt in our Prayers of the People. Meanwhile, for all of you who are my friends and co-laborers in this part of our Lord’s vineyard, take heart. Be encouraged and be ready. Not because we are in a better diocese. Not just because a better foundation of the Gospel has been lain here. Not even because we will not have to make some very difficult decisions now and in this next year to come, because WE WILL. Take heart because our Lord is taking his church back. He is reclaiming His Territory, His Kingdom, His people, His message, His Glory as expressed through broken, fallen men and women who admit that we do not belong to ourselves because we have been purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. He is making it very clear. May we at Saint James redouble our efforts, renew our commitment, reignite the flame that lit a candle in Oxford and on James Island for the freedom and life that Jesus Christ paid such a price for us to have.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

With my love and prayers for you,

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