The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) on Sunday reiterated its non-acceptance of homosexuality.
The Primate, Archbishop Henry Ndukuba, reaffirmed the place in an announcement on Sunday.
His stance was a response to a public communication by the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
In a prolonged assertion on Sexual and Id seen by DAILY POST, ACNA School of Bishops appeared to acknowledge same-sex bond.
The clerics stated they weren’t looking for to win a debate, however need to proceed cautiously and construct the best diploma of unity attainable amongst biblically devoted Christians.
The bishops added that they’ve a duty to serve each the church of right this moment and the generations to come back.
“We’re very conscious of believers who expertise profound same-sex attraction. We perceive that our youth and adults want language to share their expertise. We commend the utilization of “Christians who expertise same-sex attraction.”
“We wish to talk our love for the various throughout the Church who stay with same-sex attraction. We perceive that not everybody will agree with our conclusions. We pray that many will acknowledge our dedication to biblical orthodoxy and our loving pastoral concern for the individuals of God.”
The bishops deferred to diocesan bishops to discern same-sex issues inside their very own diocesan communities and ministries.
The Anglican chief in Nigeria known as for sanctions towards the bishops, monks and laity in ACNA Province who signed the letter.
Ndukuba stated the letter had introduced the Church to ridicule on biblical teachings about Christian marriage and human sexuality.
The bishop famous that the ACNA assertion was just like the motion by The Episcopal Church (TEC) earlier than if totally endorsed same-sex unions, together with amongst ordained clergy.
Ndukuba thanked Archbishop Foley Seashore’s intervention “by which the offensive homosexual Anglican letter was faraway from the online”.
He, nonetheless, complained that the removing “has not cured the illnesses which have set in, neither has it mitigated the injury this has achieved by the general public commercial and the altering notion of the ACNA stand on Biblical orthodoxy.”
“A Homosexual is a Homosexual, they can’t be rightly described in any other case. We can’t describe individuals as ‘Christian Assassin’, Christian Adulterer’ and ‘Christian terrorist’; neither ought to we even have ‘Homosexual Christian’ or ‘Homosexual Anglican.”
Primate Ndukuba additional pressured that no man shall see God with out holiness.
The cleric urged the ACNA to take a transparent stand on homosexuality and same-sex relations.