Monday, 26 January 2015
A black day for the Church of England. They all look the same. This woman looks like any modern RE teacher or college chaplain; they all have this homely, grotesque look about them; the same cropped hair, the same grin, and the same warped theological views. If I were to put to you any theological argument against the ordination of women it would be that it seems to attract the most hideous harpies imaginable. And nobody can say that the lobby for the ordination of women in the Church of England put forward any valid arguments thereto; it was just pressed in the name of "equality" (a dead word), so all those photographs of smiling women in cassocks on their respective days of "ordination" just make me cringe. They're not even smiles; they're grimaces of hatred and triumph.
The ordination of women to the priesthood, let alone the episcopate, is not in the Bible and it has no precedent in the history of the Church. The Christian faith, unlike the sciences which can be improved upon at whiles by the wit of men, was given to the saints once for all (Jude, 3) and it cannot be changed. The two witnesses of the Christian faith are the Bible and Tradition. If a doctrine, custom, or interpretation cannot be proved by recourse to these two then we are certain that it is not the Christian faith and is not by any to be believed or countenanced. Nothing can be both new and true. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom," (Colossians 3:16), "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good," (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
As for Mrs Lane and her unfortunate friends, I just cannot support her ministry and I do not wish her well in it.