(ChristianToday) Chris Sugden–GAFCON: Former spiritual powerhouses now 'hostile' to Christian faith

The day began with a Eucharist in Nairobi Cathedral where there was standing room only. Afterwards the 331 bishops, over a third of those in the Anglican Communion, gathered for a group photograph in which they gave the “One-way” sign.

In his chairman’s address Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya said the challenge facing the church “is that the nations which were once the spiritual powerhouses of world wide mission have now become deeply secularised and even hostile to the Christian faith”.

“What really rots the fabric of the Communion is the process by which weak churches are gradually taken captive by the surrounding culture,” he said.

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3 comments on “(ChristianToday) Chris Sugden–GAFCON: Former spiritual powerhouses now 'hostile' to Christian faith

  1. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Canon Sugden’s summary report whets my appetite for more. But in the meantime, one very encouraging fact is that ++Daniel Deng Bul of Juba (South Sudan) has joined the Primates’ Council. As Sudan is the fourth largest province in the Anglican Communion (after Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya), that is highly significant. If the primate of Tanzania is sadly no longer officially part of that Council (due to secret bribes from TEC being accepted by some Tanzanian bishops), I find it tremendously hopeful that ++Bul has firmly resisted that pressure. There is no country where TEC has given more money in the vain hope that the Sudanese could be kept from openly condemning the pro-gay agenda and the new (false) gospel of relativism (both theological and moral relativism). BRAVO for the Sudanese!

    David Handy+

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    “Bribes” is a very accurate description of what TEC has been doing….and still is…..but they don’t call them bribes, but “assistance” to those who would undermine the Churches of Africa. It’s as obvious as the earth beneath our feet and the air that we breathe.

  3. MichaelA says:

    True. I am also in awe of the faithfulness of the Sudanese in very difficult and dangerous circumstances.