The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) has distanced itself from the recent resolution by the Church of England to bless same-sex marriages.
In a statement on Saturday, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit termed the move by the ACK parent church as hypocritical and sinful, insisting that the ACK abhors homosexuality as it is against the teachings of Christianity.
Sapit, who is the head of the ACK Church, further called in the Church of England to repent and shun away from misleading teachings.
“It is ridiculous that the Church of England affirms to remain faithful to the traditional teachings of marriage yet have sanctioned the so-called prayers of love to be used in their Churches to bless unions between persons of same-sex. This is hypocritical and a blatant lie for there is only one truth and not many versions or opinions of it,” Sapit noted.
“The General Synod of the Church of England makes legislations for the Church of England, and their resolutions apply only to the Church of England. Whereas we in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) are saddened by the departure of our mother Church from the true Gospel, their resolutions do not apply to us and we do not recognize any teaching that is extra-biblical or contrary to the teachings of the Bible.”
He added: “We in the Anglican Church of Kenya call upon these Western liberal Provinces to repent and return to the one and only faith in Jesus Christ as revealed and taught in the Canonical scriptures of the Church.”
The ACK affirmed that marriage, as taught in the bible is between one man and one woman, monogamous and heterosexual.
“Any deviation from this God-designed covenant relationship is sinful and unacceptable. We affirm that the Holy Scripture is authoritative in all matters of faith and any departure from the historic formularies and the plain teachings of the scripture is an error and must be corrected,” stated Ole Sapit.
“Rhetoric of political and secular correctness will only serve to undermine the one and only pure Gospel, and unless these churches preach the Gospel as we inherited it, they will soon be irrelevant and lose their identity as a Church.”