The Church of England has adopted politically “progressive” policies over the past few years.
They think they are adapting to stay “relevant” with society as a result.
But what the Church of England is encouraging transgenders to do will make you furious.
The Church of England has moved full force to adopt pro-transgenderism policies as of late.
But recently they told their transgender members they should perform an “Affirmation of Baptism” service to signify their new gender identity.
The Church of England says that the move is to help “welcome and encourage the affirmation of trans people.”
The Church of England has issued new advice about how to help transgender people mark their transition.
The guidance recommends the Affirmation of Baptism service is adapted to allow transgender Christians to celebrate their new sexual identity.
The service would see them addressed by their chosen name, not birth name.
It follows pressure at the general synod last year to go further in welcoming the transgender community.
The Affirmation of Baptism service is not a second baptism and is traditionally intended for people who wish to make a renewed declaration of their faith.
The guidance emphasises that the Church “welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ, and rejoices in the diversity of that body into which all Christians have been baptized by one Spirit”.
As BBC notes, the move comes after just last year the Church had voted to be more “welcoming” and “affirming” of transgenders.
They even said they would be “looking into having transgender services.”
The Church of England is crossing a line.
They have rejected the truth of the Bible that teaches us that God made man and woman the way they are.
And there is no changing that, no matter how someone “feels.”
To truly love others, you have to be willing to tell them the truth.
That is the way Christ loved the woman at the well, and how the Bible teaches Christians to love.
But unfortunately, too many churches think keeping the peace is the way to love others.
Do you agree with the Church’s new “transgender Affirmation of Baptism” policy? Let us know in the comments section.