“What has happened as a consequence of the decision by general synod is the Church of England no longer looks like a national church, it simply looks like a sect like any other sect”
So said Sir Tony Baldry, Second Church Estates Commissioner yesterday.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
So said someone else 2 millennia ago. Surely that statement alone should be one of the most influential in shaping the policy and foundational principles of a church that desires to be “national”.
And here’s the inimitable Carl Trueman on the sect-like nature of the Church.