Archbishop of Canterbury takes office

Archbishop of Canterbury takes office

There are 29 comments on the The State story from Feb 4, 2013, titled Archbishop of Canterbury takes office. In it, The State reports that:

The new archbishop of Canterbury has formally taken up his post as the leader of the world's 80-million-strong Anglican Communion ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Feb 4, 2013
from The State:

"The election of the 57-year-old Welby, a former oil executive, comes at a difficult time for the Anglican Communion, whose global membership includes the U.S. Episcopal Church.

"The communion has been riven by bitter disagreements over female bishops and church teachings on gay relationships. Welby reiterated Monday that he backed the Church of England's opposition to government proposals to introduce gay marriage.

"Welby succeeds Rowan Williams, who retired in December after a decade in office."

A decade's worth of indecision is finally done.
Listen to the Word

Needles, CA

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Let's see if he does even one thing to rein in PS Jefferts-Schori and her Reign of Terror on the faithful -- that is other than a bit of public "doubt and concern" to make it look like isn't as ineffective in leadership as the previous AOC.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Feb 6, 2013
Listen to the Word wrote:
Let's see if he does even one thing to rein in PS Jefferts-Schori and her Reign of Terror on the faithful ...
The ABC is the "first among equals" and as such has no authority over Schori's TEC; however, he's no Rowan Williams.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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The ABC is the "first among equals" and as such has no authority over Schori's TEC; however, he's no Rowan Williams.
TEC is too far gone in its apostasy. Only the Holy Spirit can save it now.

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#5 Feb 6, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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TEC is too far gone in its apostasy. Only the Holy Spirit can save it now.
LOL!!!....

So gracious of you to hand the reins over to the Holy Spirit.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#6 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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LOL!!!....
So gracious of you to hand the reins over to the Holy Spirit.
"Test the Spirits........" TEC is following a spirit but it is not Holy.

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#8 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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"Test the Spirits........" TEC is following a spirit but it is not Holy.
How does one "test the Spirits," TA?
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#9 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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How does one "test the Spirits," TA?
If you knew Scripture you would know.

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#10 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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If you knew Scripture you would know.
Can't answer that one, TA?
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#11 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Can't answer that one, TA?
Sure I can, can you?

Here is a hint. You speak from the viewpoint of the world so the world listens to you. You dismiss God's revelation so you dismiss God.

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#12 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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Sure I can, can you?
Here is a hint. You speak from the viewpoint of the world so the world listens to you. You dismiss God's revelation so you dismiss God.
Post #8.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#13 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Post #8.
I just answered you.

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#14 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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I just answered you.
More likely,....

.... you just answered yourself.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#15 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Post #8.
Since you are exceedingly lazy and it would probably take you several hours to dust off your Bible, if you have one, and find out what I am referring to, I will spoon feed you a bit.

You are not ready for solid food yet but we will try none-the-less.

1 John 4
4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

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#16 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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Since you are exceedingly lazy and it would probably take you several hours to dust off your Bible, if you have one, and find out what I am referring to, I will spoon feed you a bit.
You are not ready for solid food yet but we will try none-the-less.
1 John 4
4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Anyone can quote their Bible, TA.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#17 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Anyone can quote their Bible, TA.
Evidently you can't because you seem to have the Gnostic gospels mixed up with the canon of Scripture.
George

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Feb 7, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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Anyone can quote their Bible, TA.
Of course they can. But quoting it and believing it are not the same, are they, Ken? And actively counseling others to disregard what it says is worse still.

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#19 Feb 7, 2013
Think Again wrote:
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Evidently you can't because you seem to have the Gnostic gospels mixed up with the canon of Scripture.
TA,

I have not given one quote that cannot be found, in same if not similar text, in the canonical gospels.

There is much to be learned, TA, if one is willing to seek the truth.

Jesus said, "I am the truth,...."

Philip, one of his apostles, said this:

'He who has knowledge of the truth is a free man, but the free man does not sin, for "He who sins is the slave of sin" (Jn 8:34). Truth is the mother, knowledge the father. Those who think that sinning does not apply to them are called "free" by the world. Knowledge of the truth merely makes such people arrogant, which is what the words, "it makes them free" mean. It even gives them a sense of superiority over the whole world. But "Love builds up" (1 Co 8:1). In fact, he who is really free, through knowledge, is a slave, because of love for those who have not yet been able to attain to the freedom of knowledge. Knowledge makes them capable of becoming free. Love never calls something its own,[...] it [...] possess [...]. It never says,"This is yours" or "This is mine," but "All these are yours". Spiritual love is wine and fragrance. All those who anoint themselves with it take pleasure in it. While those who are anointed are present, those nearby also profit (from the fragrance). If those anointed with ointment withdraw from them and leave, then those not anointed, who merely stand nearby, still remain in their bad odor. The Samaritan gave nothing but wine and oil to the wounded man. It is nothing other than the ointment. It healed the wounds, for "love covers a multitude of sins" '(1 P 4:8).

There is much to be learned, TA, in order to build yourself in the freedom and slavery that is Love.

Rev. Ken

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#20 Feb 7, 2013
George wrote:
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Of course they can. But quoting it and believing it are not the same, are they, Ken? And actively counseling others to disregard what it says is worse still.
Quoting it, believing it, understanding and comprehending it; these are related. But, they are not the same.
Think Again

Lillington, NC

#21 Feb 8, 2013
RevKen wrote:
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TA,
I have not given one quote that cannot be found, in same if not similar text, in the canonical gospels.
There is much to be learned, TA, if one is willing to seek the truth.
Jesus said, "I am the truth,...."
Philip, one of his apostles, said this:
'He who has knowledge of the truth is a free man, but the free man does not sin, for "He who sins is the slave of sin" (Jn 8:34). Truth is the mother, knowledge the father. Those who think that sinning does not apply to them are called "free" by the world. Knowledge of the truth merely makes such people arrogant, which is what the words, "it makes them free" mean. It even gives them a sense of superiority over the whole world. But "Love builds up" (1 Co 8:1). In fact, he who is really free, through knowledge, is a slave, because of love for those who have not yet been able to attain to the freedom of knowledge. Knowledge makes them capable of becoming free. Love never calls something its own,[...] it [...] possess [...]. It never says,"This is yours" or "This is mine," but "All these are yours". Spiritual love is wine and fragrance. All those who anoint themselves with it take pleasure in it. While those who are anointed are present, those nearby also profit (from the fragrance). If those anointed with ointment withdraw from them and leave, then those not anointed, who merely stand nearby, still remain in their bad odor. The Samaritan gave nothing but wine and oil to the wounded man. It is nothing other than the ointment. It healed the wounds, for "love covers a multitude of sins" '(1 P 4:8).
There is much to be learned, TA, in order to build yourself in the freedom and slavery that is Love.
Rev. Ken
Faith in Jesus sets one free not knowledge. Even atheists have a knowledge of Jesus but they are certainly not free.

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