Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has said that disestablishment would benefit the Church of England.
The Emeritus Archbishop of Westminster, who turns 80 today, made the comment in a frank and wide-ranging interview with The Catholic Herald.
The cardinal said: “People often ask me: ‘Do you think the Church of England should be disestablished?’ I say: ‘I think it will be. But it’s not for us to ask for it.’ They must decide when they think it’s better, for the sake of the Gospel, to be disestablished.”
Asked if he supported disestablishment, he said:
“I think it will happen and I think it might be of benefit to Anglicans if it did at some point.
They obviously think that at the moment it’s an advantage to them, and I respect that. But I think it will change with time.”
Source: Catholic Herald
I am not a member of the church of England, and the Anglicans can speak for them selves.
It is funny that this statement of Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor can be implied to Rome too. I feel that the Roman Catholic Church should be disestablished.
The Roman Catholic Church stand for a systematic and carefully made falsification of the truth. Most of the Bishop and Cardinals are aware of the errors, but are not capable of breaking free and stand for the truth.
So definitely it would be better for the sake of the Gospel, for the Catholics to see their “Church” disestablished.
The problem is that such a close down will not be biblical. Since the Pope is a man of lawlessness, the secret powers of lawlessness will not be dealt a final blow before the return of Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
First when the Messiah returns the Vatican statehood established by Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in 1929 will be destroyed and thrown into the fire. Amen.
2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
Written by Ivar