It seems that the GC had a hidden agenda with the San Antonio 2015, GC Session.
Why was WO ordination even mentioned in relation to each Division deciding what is best to fulfil its Mission?
Two issues were combined:
Firstly de-centralised authority - from the GC to the Divisions and
By combining these two issues: the GC would have known that those who are anti-WO would defeat the motion.
At the same time by combining these two issues: The GC would have known that the vote is thus also against decentralised authority.
Was this the intentionally strategy? Or was this lack of leadership that took our world wide church down this treacherous and divisive path.
Unfortunately it seems a similar scenario is being put in place at this Annual Council. This time the strategy is to label those who are pro-WO as rebellious and in need of repentance since they are against authority(centralised).
Thus again the issue of WO and authority is combined.
The tragedy is that there is no room for negotiation. The GC under Elder Wilson believes that they have the authority and need to protect the world wide church. Those who are for women’s ordination are acting according to their conscious and decentralised authority. We are facing a lose- lose situation.
God have mercy on our church
Andre van Rensburg