Well, it is sad indeed, as I see what is going on in the Anglican church here in North America. Inevitable, but no less sorrowful that things have come to this pass. Necessary too, though I see no cause for celebration of it, unless we consider that God is indeed doing a new thing – and the time for this in our part of the Christian world is now. Sober and sorrowful joyfulness would describe it well.
And as for a ‘second reformation’, a term that has been bandied about in Anglicanism in relation to the current troubles? Well, I don’t know, I think that might be overblowing it a bit if we are referring just to our church. However, in relation to the Church Universal, at least in the Western world, I think we can see the same kind of battle being fought in churches in many places. In that sense, I would put to you that God is calling a people unto Himself – calling us out of Babylon. I don’t know if I would call that a second reformation, perhaps it may turn out closer to a reconciliation – between us and God and with each other from our myriad denominations.
Why now, at this time? God has His purposes – perhaps next week I will share a prophetic word or two that speak about the time we find ourselves in.