Watchman Says the Archbishop is a Satanist who hates God.
According to the Archbishop of York of the Church of England, the use of the word "Father" at the beginning of The Lord's Prayer can be "problematic" for people who have been mistreated by their earthly fathers.
By filling out this survey, you will be eligible to receive our free news updates. There is always the option to refuse further contact. You also accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
"For if this God to whom we pray is 'Father' — and, yes, I know the word 'father' is problematic for those whose experience of earthly fathers has been destructive and abusive, and for all of us have labored rather too much from an oppressively, patriarchal grip on life," Archbishop Stephen Cottrell said during his presidential address at the York General Synod 2023. To paraphrase the prayer,
"Then those of us who say this prayer together, whether we like it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, even if we determinedly face away from each other, only turning around to stab the person standing behind us," are sisters and brothers, family members, members of the household of God.
In the Bible's Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus' disciples asked him to teach them to pray, and his response became a cornerstone of Christian belief: the Lord's Prayer.
According to the Bible, Jesus replied by instructing them to pray, "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven." Please provide for us as we need to eat today. And let us be forgiven for our transgressions, just as we are forgiving of others'. As for the kingdom, the power, and the glory, they are all yours, forever and ever. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen."
On the Church of England's website, the archbishops of Canterbury and York say that the prayer is "simple enough to be memorized by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer."
The Guardian reported on the comments and their connection to a long-standing schism in the church over questions of sexuality, identity, and equality.Canon Chris Sugden, leader of the conservative Anglican Mainstream movement, strongly objected to that statement.
Is the Archbishop of York implying that Jesus did not have pastoral awareness or that Jesus was wrong? Asked Sugden. It's representative of how some pastors in the church tend to follow the crowd rather than the Bible.
The Rev. Christina Rees, who fought for the appointment of women as bishops, praised Cottrell for having "put his finger on an issue that's a really live issue for Christians and has been for many years."
"The big question is whether or not we think God considers male humans to more fully and accurately reflect his image than female humans. "No," was her emphatic response.
According to the report, the church is considering switching to "gender-neutral terms" in place of the traditional "He" when referring to God.
"Christians have recognized since ancient times that God is neither male nor female," the church was quoted as saying by the Guardian in a statement announcing the formation of a commission to investigate gendered language. "Yet the richness of the Scriptures in its many names for and descriptions of God has not always been reflected in our worship."
Say hello to Granite Ridge Soap-works! Use our handmade soaps to take good care of your skin. Our premium natural ingredients work together to create a silky, creamy lather that hydrates your skin. Chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, parabens, or detergents, are never used by us. To ensure quality, we make all of our soaps in modest quantities. Visit our Etsy store right away to give them a try and the attention your skin deserves. GraniteRidgeSoapworks: Because only the best will do for your skin.
Use the code HNEWS15 to receive 15% off your first purchase.
Revelation: A Blueprint for the Great Tribulation
A Watchman Is Awakened
Will Putin Fulfill Biblical Prophecy and Attack Israel?
A Thrilling Ride
Every once in awhile, a book comes across your path that is impossible to put down. A Long Journey Home is not a casual book that you read in a week or earmark to complete at a later date. Once you begin, cancel your schedule, put your phone on silent, find a quiet place where you cannot be disturbed, and complete the journey. Click Here to Purchase on Amazon.com!