THE ONSLAUGHT OF HERESY

By: Father Larry Winslow

 

 

Today True Christians who are standing firm in the Apostolic Faith founded upon the Divinely Inspired Holy Word of God are faced with many onslaughts from those who would act as what Jesus referred to as “Blind Guides” leading their flocks into the abyss of Hell!

 

This corrupt and heretical leadership is attempting to lay claim to the properties founded and funded by those holding to the Apostolic Faith for seemingly strictly worldly and financial purposes. There is also a seemingly vengeful purpose as indicated by the statement of Mrs. Jefferts-Schori (the pretender presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church - TEC) when she has been quoted as saying that she would prefer to sell such properties to a bar/tavern than to allow those holding to the Apostolic Faith to continue to worship therein. Similar acts of worldly and vengeful purpose are seen being undertaken by the leadership in the wayward Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC). No matter what the purpose of these heretical bodies, it is clear that they wish to expel the True Christian worshippers from the premises for which they and their forbears have paid.

 

Thus, I would ask you to consider the following quotation:

 

"May God console you! What saddens you is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises ... but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the faith? The true faith obviously. Who has lost and who has won this struggle ... the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there, they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way ...You are the one who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the faith which has come down to you from apostolic tradition ... If a jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one ever, will prevail against your faith, beloved brothers. And we believe that God will give us back our churches some day. Thus the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church, but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ."

 

This quotation is so applicable to the circumstance and plight of the “faithful remnant” that is standing against the financial and political monoliths represented by the current wayward leadership in TEC and the ACoC. These large bodies find no problem with using the tax-free gifts of their organisations to attempt to persecute the True Christians who are merely standing for the Apostolic Faith in Jesus Christ founded upon the Holy Bible in apposition to their synthesised non-Biblical premises being presented to magnify their own personages in the secular world. Some point to the 1 Corinthians 6 admonitions against Christians taking Christians to secular court. However, one does need to note that these monolithic bodies have renounced their True Christianity in favour of their godless tenets of faith that are characteristic of anti-Christ in being totally apposed to the teachings of Holy Writ. Thus, in reality, it is not a matter of Christians taking Christians to secular court. Rather it is anti-Christ persecuting the faithful remnant – non-Christians taking Christians to secular court. Thus the above quotation becomes especially relevant.

 

It is thus remarkable to discover that this is a portion of a letter written by St. Athanasius to the Christians who had refused to accept the Arian heresy and whose church buildings were occupied by ecclesiastical leaders who had failed to uphold the Catholic Faith.

 

The Council of Nicaea was called to affirm the True Christian Faith as presented in Holy Scripture and transmitted in the True Apostolic Tradition in accordance with the “Right” Reason as later espoused by Richard Hooker in the in the late 16th Century. In effect, this was a Re-Formation of the Traditional Catholic Faith as the Council sought to re-establish the Truth of Holy Scripture in apposition to the false teachings of the Arian heresy – many of which are again rearing their heretical heads in the treacherous teachings of the North American pretender bodies of Anglicanism - TEC and the ACoC. While there have been many minor reforming actions throughout the history of the Christian Church, the major action occurred in the 16th century under Martin Luther, Thomas Cranmer, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli, along with the Counter Reformation of Roman Catholicism in the Council of Trent. The circumstances of today in the excessive actions of formerly Christian bodies walking away from the traditional foundations of faith based upon the True Premises of Word of God recorded in the Holy Scripture as intended by its Holy Spirit guided authors and as understood by the initial recipients of the documents and established in the Holy Spirit guided canon by The Church of Jesus Christ in accordance with the Apostolic Traditions and the application of “Right” Reason are calling upon True Christians to effect what could go down in history as the Christian Reformation of the 21st Century!

 

Of course, this is something that will not go smoothly and without opposition from the corrupt leadership of the monolithic bodies. Their recent history in both TEC and the ACoC is characterised by vengefulness, violence, vehemence, and even vulgarity in their attempts to suppress the Christian actions of the faithful. And, most recently, there have been unfounded and unscriptural actions undertaken in the Diocese of Brandon by the pretender bishop, Mr. James Njegovan. In his recent Charge to Synod he attempted to make statements against the Godly Bishop Malcolm Harding who is still so well loved within the Diocese of Brandon in the ACoC as well as the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) parishes in Brandon, Dauphin, and Kinosota. Mr. Njegovan characteristically also tried to use false logic and incomprehensible and totally incompetent, incomplete and inapplicable quotations from the Bible to attempt to denigrate ANiC and its clergy and congregations.

 

Yet throughout the whole of Synod Mr. Njegovan failed, as it chair, to inform the representatives of the parishes of the diocese of the Parish of St. Bede’s, Kinosota, voting to leave the ACoC and join with ANiC where the True Christian Faith as espoused in the founding documents of the Anglican Church is upheld. It seems that Mr. Njegovan, in his distinctive actions as sovereign potentate of the diocese, does not think the diocesan parish representatives are worthy or able to deal with such news. After all, as it seems is his view, the people are only due knowledge of that which he deems them worthy and intellectually able to receive.

 

This was also followed by Mr. Njegovan’s horrific and august attempt to defrock the Godly Priests Paul and Ann Crossland who had left the ACoC as of August 2008. Quoting Brandon Canons and stating that, in a flimsy indication of a lack of communication within ACoC, he had no knowledge from Archbishop John Clark of any action whereby they had relinquished their ministry in the ACoC, Mr. Njegovan had the audacity to attempt to tell these two persons, and ordained by the Will, of God that they could not exercise ministry within the bounds of the ACoC Diocese of Brandon. Such haughtiness and audacity is totally incomprehensible to any logical thinker. Does he not get it? These two Priests along with other local Priests in ANiC with the Godly Bishop Malcolm Harding are licensed in the Anglican Communion under Archbishop Gregory Venables of the Province of the Southern Cone. Thus, under Archbishop Venables’ interim protection, True Reformation Anglicanism continues in Canada and, by extension, this immediate region of western Manitoba. As such, ANiC has nothing to do with the wayward and errant ACoC. ACoC and/or Diocese of Brandon Canons have nothing to do with, and have no affect upon, ANiC, its parishioners or its clerical leadership. Mr. Njegovan doesn’t get it! He has no control or, even in his self-perceived regal presence, authority over the continuation of Reformation Anglicanism in ANiC in any stretch of, even in his, imagination.

 

It would be very easy for True Christians to become engrossed in the conflicts with TEC and the ACoC. There will be a continuation, and even a ramping up, of the onslaught of these corrupt organisations against those who hold to the True Christian Faith. But, without totally ignoring their heretical anger and haughtiness, the True Christians need to rejoice in their adherence to Jesus Christ. As St. Athanasius points out, it is Christian adherence and not buildings that needs to count in the hearts and minds of the faithful. It is the presence of True Faith that makes a building a holy place. Conversely, when the ungodly have tenancy of the building, the building is simply a secularised place with no relationship to God. Thus, the True Children of God need to concentrate upon Jesus and upon the Great Commission of Christ as being their true and real purpose in life.

 

Those who really need to be concerned at this point are those who wish to hold to True Christianity but have determined to remain within the ACoC. While some may be holding to the hope of Reformation within ACoC, it is clear from the ranting of such as Messrs Hiltz, Ingham, and Njegovan that such is never going to happen. Rather there will be a ramping up of the pressure within the organisation to toe the line of the “enlightened” ungodly secularised leadership.

 

It is clear within the Diocese of Brandon that such is working. The Anglican Essentials organisation has all but disappeared with the chair calling no local meetings since ANiC (which is still related to Anglican Essentials Canada) came to Western Manitoba. Rather some formerly very active members have seemingly been intimidated by Episcopal pressures along with temptations leading to leaning toward the diocesan evils by influential individuals. They have not yet been pressured to accept synthesised doctrines – but such will certainly come. Some have taken the stance that as long as everything is fine in their own area they will not worry about the rest. Of course this can be questionable in terms of supporting the stance of True Christians and the True Faith in Jesus. But, more seriously, the question has to be asked, “How long will it be until the boom is lowered?” The history of acceptance of varied positions within the ACoC is severely tainted. In all cases in the past “conscientious objection” has been provided for. But, there has always been a time after which it has been declared that “enough time has passed” and the right to such objections has been removed. It is essential that those remaining within ACoC be prepared for this certain assault.

 

It is clear that those perpetrators of heresy within the ACoC will have to amplify their assault upon those holding to the True Christian Faith. They have no grounding or foundation for their deceptive devious teachings that are nothing more than the machinations of the human mind having little or nothing, save coincidentally, to do with the Holy Word of God and devised to simply magnify their own positions within secularised society. Thus, having relinquished their Godly position and authority in the reneging upon their ordination vows, they have no alternative but to take violent, vindictive, venomous, vengeful, and vilifying action against the faithful.

 

True Christians need to understand their onslaught in the light of whence the onslaught comes and the personalities from which it is perpetrated. Then, in looking to Jesus, they need to learn how to identify and stand firm in rejecting the evils of these actions of anti-Christ, and to respond in loving the sinners being used by Satan in the perpetration of such deceptions while standing firm against the malevolence. True Christians have to identify and reject the sin while loving the sinners and calling them to repentance and reconciliation with Jesus. There can be no softening in standing against the heretical premises. But, as Jesus would, the hand of salvation love has to be extended to those who have been sucked into being the minions and tools of Satan by calling them to renounce the evil and return to the Truth of Almighty God!

 

 

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