ROWAN WILLIAMS MAY SEVERANGLICAN TIES WITH UNITED NATIONS

From SUNDAY TRUST:

The Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, last Thursday called on Nigeria to quit the UN, over the latter’s support for homosexuality.

Okoh said that it was regrettable that the UN was currently using human rights bodies and non-governmental organisations to ensure the entrenchment of homosexuality globally. The cleric made the call in Lagos at a reception held for him by the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

“If the UN has made itself an agent for the propagation of homosexuality globally, then it is time for us (Nigeria) to pull out of the organisation.

“This is because the UN has no right to determine for or impose moral standards on us (Nigeria). Let us stand firm and refuse to be bought over by the West,’’ he said.

Okoh promised to continue the fight against homosexuality and urge the Anglican Church to support him.

The primate reminded adherents that God had put them in this part of the world in an age where the world was continuing its rebellion against God.

He warned that the world’s rebellion against God, which started in the Garden of Eden, would culminate in the appearance of the anti-Christ and the eventual end of this age.


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ROWAN WILLIAMS MAY SEVERANGLICAN TIES WITH UNITED NATIONS — 8 Comments

  1. Thank you, MP, for depicting two of the current, leading anti-Christs. Now you just need to add the archbishop of Uganda into the photo, and I think you’ll be done.

  2. …the UN has no right to determine for or impose moral standards on us…

    No and I suppose they have no right to impose peace keeping forces in certain African countries either to protect African from being masacred by African, which they do a lot of. (Umm, the UN that is).

  3. While in Evangelical Land, I often wondered why so much time was spent worrying about the Anti-Christ if the presence of such a one indicated the imminent return of Christ. That’s a good thing, right? Maybe not so much if you’ve been busy making it difficult for others to see him.

  4. Okoh wants to defend Nigeria against those degenerate Western UN’ers — like Ban Ki-Moon.

  5. He warned that the world’s rebellion against God, which started in the Garden of Eden, would culminate in the appearance of the anti-Christ and the eventual end of this age.

    So +Spong was correct. They do follow some weird-shit theology. Have there ever been millennialist Anglicans before?

  6. Hell, David, we have biblical literalists too, and I used to think that wasn’t possible…..

  7. Neo-Pentecostalism (Assemblies of God, and so on) and non-denominational literalist churches have been making steady inroads on the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches all over the world. The publicly enacted drama of “Being Saved” (as opposed to being saved ~2000 years ago), and the dramatic spectacle that can be made from American style end-times theology, appeal greatly to people under stress – and have done over the ages. Millenial movements were a dime a dozen in the Middle Ages. There’s an entertainment aspect* as well as a strong in-group corporate identity and a promise of revenge.

    I suspect that Primate Okoh is well aware of this, and is trying to keep “market share”.

    * Left Behind first person shooter video game, the Left Behind dozen books, the Left Behind films, T-shirts, action figures, etc…