Comments: CofE statistics: more

How sad that such attendence figures would be considered 'good news.' In a country of 60 million souls, the Church of England has a footprint of 910,000. Yet if we consider it sad, we must also realize that it is inevitable. Like every church infected with the virus of liberal theology, the CoE is dying a long, slow, suffocating death. We have only to look around us, and we will see the bleached bones of its colleagues scattered across the field. It is a Law that cannot be escaped - Liberal churches die.

And the CoE is a long ways on toward dead. It no longer proclaims the Gospel; it no longer hears the voice of the Shepherd. All it can do is bleat "Me,too!" as a background vocalist for the world. Having become ashamed of the Gospel, and offended by the Cross, it offers instead the world's wisdom - stone soup to the starving, darkness to the blind. It preaches a counterfeit savior who does not save.

Yet who knows? Perhaps even now, another Wesley is being prepared to strike the conscience of a nation long since dead - so dead it lacks even the moral courage to reproduce itself. But unless the Church of England be reborn as well, it will have no part in such an awakening. The dead are left to bury their own dead.


Posted by E C Jacobson at Saturday, 15 January 2005 at 6:13am GMT
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