Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,
I saw this picture of Facebook yesterday and it definately drew my attention. For many years an Anglican I have always felt that the Church moved too much with the world. In areas such as doctrine , the ordination of women to the Priesthood , the ordination of women to Bishop, Homosexual clergy and Lesbian clergy, the blessing of same sex marriages and the list goes on.
If you carefully read Hebrews 13:8 " Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever, then you will conclude like me and others, that the Faith of the past is the wave of the future. In order to stay true to these words I joined the Anglican Catholic Church and am now a Priest in the Anglican Catholic Church/Original Province.
Our Church is a family of believers committed to living the Faith once-delivered to the Saints, as you can read in Jude 1:3 and received by the Church throughout the centuries. Whilst ours is an ancient way rejoicing in the Tradition and Piety of the early Church, we are NOT a museum of religious antiquities ,but a living community of Faithful people, reaching out to our neighbours with the savings Gospel of
As Traditional Anglicans we are always accused of being stuck in the past.
But.. lets face it , the greater danger for Christians today is an uncritical acceptance of new teachings and practices.
Why not join me and others and stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths,where the good way is, and walk in it and find rest for your souls. You will read this in Jeremiah 6:16.
I am in the process of setting up a new Diocesan website for our Church , Australia and New Zealand , it will take a bit of time, because we want to get the right message across. May God bless us in our endeavours.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne