Dear Christ our Hope,
I wanted to share this letter with you all because it could be an important letter in the history of the orthodox Anglican Global Movement. I think if you read the letter you will see what is at stake as orthodox Anglicans fight for the integrity of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as being the heart of the Anglican church.
As your pastor, I thought it would be good for you all to have this letter because it works well as a summary of various important things that are connected to Global Anglicanism. The letter gives important historical notes, explaining what has happened in Anglicanism in the past couple of decades as many Anglican churches worldwide moved away from the Gospel and many traditional core Anglican values. This has resulted in a Global movement of those who desire to uphold the Gospel, while preserving the traditional Anglican church that has been at times a faithful bearer of this gospel. This movement really has gained steam, and is now the majority of Anglicans worldwide!
This letter will explain much of this situation, and give details about these historic values that the orthodox Anglicans are seeking to uphold and defend. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me any time, and I will be glad to talk with you about it. I have much hope that unity is a sign of the Spirit, and that the unity of the Holy Spirit always unifies around the Lord Jesus and his great work for us. This letter has this desire underlining it. So, let us pray that this is a sign of better things to come, as it coincides with other good news I have heard about the ACNA 1,000 getting a huge lift last year as nearly 90 new congregations were planted!
Here is a link to the letter from the Jerusalem Council:
And for those who are even more interested, here is a blog with a detailed commentary on this letter by a bishop who was involved with its drafting:
Sincerely and in Christ,