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Anglicans: Consider Opening Communion to Unbaptised

And why not? They are systematically abandoning the Church’s apostolic teachings on every interval anyway.

Canadian Anglicans will hold discussions this spring about whether baptism is necessary for taking part in communionquestioning a requirement of Christianity that has existed for 2,000 years.

“Official teaching is you have to be baptized first. But a number of clergy across the country feel strongly about this as an issue and many have approached their bishops about allowing for an ‘open table’ in which all could take communion,” said Archdeacon Paul Feheley, who is the principal secretary to Archbishop Fred Hiltz, head of the Anglican Church of Canada.

It will be discussed when the House of Bishops meet in April, but not as an official topic, he said.

The idea — already rejected as a dangerous step by more orthodox Anglicans — was raised in an article this week in the AnglicanJournal.com in which an Ontario church pastor argues that removing the requirement of baptism would help stop the decline in the number of Anglicans attending services.

Herein is the continual cause of demise within Anglicanism: Compromising to be relevant, watering down doctrine to be popular, and appease the mind of depraved man in a pathetic attempt to halt dwindling Church attendance levels. Why not just simply be FAITHFUL?! That way you actually get stronger Christians – it’s working in so many other Churches – who know what they believe and why, and not some insipid believers who end up drowning on milk for lack of the truth.

… preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction (2 Tim 4:2).

… For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith (Titus 1:13).

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