But then again, we must remember what Anglicanism is. It is not a Christian church. It is a religious daughter of the Roman Catholic institution (Rev. 17:5). And for this reason, no archbishop of Canterbury could ever fix it up! For one cannot take a false religious institution and transform it into a true Christian church. That is simply impossible.
And so the druid-cum-archbishop hands over the reins to the next man. But make no mistake: the next man will not be a true Christian who somehow turns the Anglican institution from being a false “church” into a true one. No true Christian would rise to supreme spiritual authority within this system and preside over this religious smorgasbord, for no true Christian would be part of the leadership of an institution which is so utterly unbiblical that it simply cannot be treated, by any true child of God, as a Christian church. A true church of Christ does not hold to the heresies which Anglicanism holds to, it does not practice what Anglicanism practices, and it does not tolerate what Anglicanism tolerates. This is a false religious system, it is not a biblical Christian church. It uses Christian terminology, but that means nothing – so does its harlot mother, the Roman Catholic system.
True Christians should pray for Rowan Williams, his successor, and the other priests and priestesses who together make up the hierarchy of this religious system. But when I say they should pray for them, what should they pray for, specifically? to pray (as so many professing Christians say they do) for “conservative” Anglicans to take control of the institution, or for Anglicanism to “return to what it used to be” is not to pray biblically! It is not a matter of “conservatives” trumping “liberals” at the next Anglican synod, like children playing on a seesaw: when one child is up and the other is down, and the next moment the roles are reversed! This is not how a true church is governed, and just shows yet again that Anglicanism is not a true church. It is a false religion, a religious harlot pretending to be the bride of Christ, and false religion cannot be reformed; it can only be rejected and forsaken. No, the only thing true Christians should be praying for is that the Lord would regenerate and convert many of those caught up within this false system! And those whom the Lord saves, He will call out of this religious mess (2 Cor. 6:14-18), to serve Christ “without [outside] the camp” (Heb. 13:13). There is no place for any true child of God within the Anglican institution, and those who falsely claim to be converted but who remain within it and justify their conduct by saying “this is where the Lord wants them to be”, are sinning against the Lord and deceiving themselves. For this is to act in direct opposition to what the Lord has commanded in His Word. An institution which has had a druid for its leader, the Roman pope for its master, priestesses and sodomites and various other Bible-mockers and wicked people for its “ministers”, and baptized goats for its pew-warmers can be called many things, but the one name that can never in truth be applied to it is the name of a Christian church.
Related articles by Shaun Willcock, available on the Bible Based Ministries website:
The Anglican Institution Continues to Unravel – and Rome Benefits
From the Thames to the Tiber: Rome Builds a Bridge for Anglicans to Cross Over
For still more information and documentation, see also the following books by Shaun Willcock:
Trappings of Popery
The Jesuits: the Secret Army of the Papacy
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