It shouldn’t take a secular newspaper to state the obvious, but it has! Mind you Martyn Lloyd-Jones last century and C H Spurgeon the one before held to similar view. Facing the crisis in the Church of England with at least two views of the way forward- the liberal wing (with shrinking churches, but a more ‘acceptable’ set of views to the modern world) and the conservatives (who have growing churches, alpha and seem to actually believe in the Bible) cannot in all good conscience cohabit and pretend to be one church!
According to the Observer today the Church in crisis ‘cannot stem a gaping wound with a plaster. Better to operate soon and save the patient. It is time for liberals and conservatives within the Anglican Communion to go their separate ways.’