The Episcopal Church is ‘demonic’, Nigerian Archbishop charges

Source: Church of England Newspaper (Via George Conger)

Week of March 12, 2010

By George Conger

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria has accused the leadership of the Episcopal Church of being in league with the devil for waging a “demonic” campaign of litigation against breakaway conservative parishes in the United States.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria published last month, Archbishop Akinola stated the Nigerian-backed Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) was growing, but faced a number of obstacles. The law suits were a “major challenge,” he said, but “it is not CANA going to court; it is the demonic powers in the so-called Episcopal Church that are suing CANA churches.”

“They are fighting us with everything they have with the hope of crushing us,” he said in the interview published on the Church of Nigeria’s website.

“It is so ungodly, so demonic and they are determined to completely wipe us out and this is costing millions of dollars,” he said, noting that “money that could have been used in more positive work of the Gospel, is now being used for legal battle; it’s so sad.”

Archbishop Peter Akinola’s denunciation of the Episcopal Church comes as the Virginia Supreme Court has set a date for oral argument in the case of the Diocese of Virginia versus CANA. On March 3 the court stated it would hear oral arguments on the appeal of the diocese of a trial court ruling that held in favour of the breakaway parishes during the week of April 12. . .

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