Friday, June 27, 2008

Orthodoxy at GAFCON

A quick quiz: Which one of the following statements is most essentially de fide (of the essence of the Christian faith)?

1. There is one God, in three persons (in human language most frequently designated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

2. God the Son (or the Word, Greek Logos) became incarnate (became flesh) in Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah or Christ.

3. Human beings are saved (restored to fullness of life eternally) by God's grace through the Holy Spirit, and not by any action of our own.

4. God hates fags.

The correct answer for the "orthodox" folks at GAFCON is, of course, No. 4.


Robert said...

Fr. Bill,

Thanks for your email response to me on the HOBD list. It enabled me to find your wonderful blog!

airedale said...

Fr. Bill,

How do you think the average person in the pew on any given Sunday feels about Gafcon?
I would be interested to hear what you have to say.

WSJM said...

Hi, Airedale. Thanks for your note. My guess is that the average person in the pew of an Episcopal Church has never heard of GAFCON, or else thinks it's something that's being investigated by the Security and Exchange Commission.

However, I am mulling over some comments about GAFCON that I'm hoping to start posting in the next few days! Meanwhile Bishop Wright of Durham has chimed in with some interesting thoughts, which can be accessed through