So the source to whom you go to support the claim that ACNA is apostate is (A) an untrained lay person; (B) currently a member of a Baptist group; and,(c) unhappy with ACNA reaching out to Anglo-catholics whose practices are arguably at odds with the Anglican Church's Reformed and Protestant origins (i.e. the earliest prayer book, the 39 Articles, etc.) You are really clutching at straws in an effort to try to discredit the Anglican identity of a group recognized as such by most of the world's Anglicans. You need to get a grip.
I see what you are saying, George.
But, I also see what MiddleWay is saying.
I read over the Blogsite MW gave. The man, Robin Grant Jordan, is really very well educated and clearly a Disciple of Christ Jesus. I find nothing wrong with his views, except that he personally disagrees with the directions that The Episcopal Church has taken.
But, these are his opinions, just like you and I and Middleway have our own opinions. If there were no differences between us and we were all carbon copies of each other in our understanding, comprehension and experience, there would be no value in conversation. But, fortunately, we ARE all different.
I don't consider you incapable of understanding any of this, George. In fact, I am quite sure that you actually do understand most of this. Moreover, in respect for your experience and understanding, I have, several times, sincerely asked for your opinions. Usually, these requests are met with replies containing obvious distrust and insults. So, my ability to communicate with you is clearly hampered by our judgments of each other.
But, nevertheless, you are an intelligent man and capable of presenting a cogent point of view. So, I do read your posts.
The Lord said, "In my Father's house there are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you." He spoke of this to the group of His disciples. Clearly, in His view, all who were there were expected to show up in that prepared place.
Yet, His own disciples could not tell you where or what that place could be. Neither can I. And, unless you are someone different than you have shown yourself to be, neither can you. All we know is that we, you and me and Middleway and Robin Jordan are all disciples of Jesus Christ.
Even though we do have serious doctrinal disagreements, we have this one thing in common; this commitment to discipleship. If we are willing to recognize this, we stand to learn from each other.
We each can make an occasional internal point to ourselves to allow this common discipleship to be our guide.