Deel in die ryk seëninge uit God se WOORD! Dit sal ook lekker wees om van jou te hoor! Neem dus vrymoedigheid om kommentaar te lewer (by OPMERKINGS), maar doen dit asseblief altyd op 'n smaakvolle en verantwoordbare manier. Onbeheerste galbrakery sal nie geplaas word nie... Die opinies hier uitgespreek is my eie tensy duidelik anders vermeld. Hierdie webjoernaal is nie 'n amptelike spreekbuis van die NG Kerk in Namibië of die Tsumeb gemeente nie.
Saterdag 01 Oktober 2016
ANGLIKANE NEEM STANDPUNT IN...
Op NG Sinodes word daar dikwels gemaan dat ons tog na ander kerke moet luister wat betref selfdegeslagverhoudings. Hierdie argument is 'n gunsteling van die pro gay agenda aktiviste... (Asof die meerderheid kerke ingekoop het by die selfdegeslag huwelik standpunt...) 'n Mens kan net hoop dat daar kennis geneem sal word van die Anglikane van Suider Afrika se onlangse besluit veral in die lig van die komende spesiale Algemene Sinode van die NGK in Oktober. (Sien Media24 berig hieronder.) Ook in hierdie denominasie is daar sterk verdeeldheid oor die saak. Gelukkig het hulle nie geswig vir die Kaapse liberale in hulle geledere nie... Tog is dit ook baie duidelik dat die voorstanders van kerklike sanksionering van gay verbintenisse nie gaan tou opgooi nie...
Thabo Makgoba (Netwerk24)
Cape Town - The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has rejected a proposal to allow "prayers of blessing" to be offered for people in same-sex civil unions under South African law.
In a statement released on Friday evening Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said 16 bishops voted against the proposal while six were in favour.
Sixty-two percent of the lay representatives to the synod (church council) voted against the proposal, while 55% of the clergy also voted against it.
The vote was taken by the church's top legislative body, the provincial synod, following a proposal which was brought by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay - which stretches from the northern suburbs of Cape Town to the Namibian border.
Before announcing the results to the church, which includes Anglicans in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and on the island of St Helena, Makgoba said the process had left a "palpable pain" within the church.
"If one is pained and hurt, it pains me too and I have learned as a priest that there are no losers or winners in the kingdom of God.”
"The pain on both sides is palpable and tangible and the image of a double-edged sword pierces me," he said.
Makgoba said "all was not lost" however, as the matter could be taken up again at the next provincial synod in 2019.
The church could also consider raising it at the next worldwide meeting of Anglican bishops in 2020, he added.
In the meantime the church could continue to discuss the matter at a local level in parishes and dioceses "so that we can continue to discern together the mind of God," he said.
Part of the proposal also included a motion that bishops provide for clergy who identify as LGBTI and are in legal same-sex civil unions to be licenced to minister in parishes.
However, this section of the proposal was withdrawn by the proposers before the debate began, he said.