“Common Cause Partnership”: An open letter to the Church of Pakistan leadership: A religious club or a ‘Church’? By Bishop Ijaz Inayat


The best person in the world may not be a Christian. This is my understanding about the basic unit of the Church, as I understand from the Word of God, which ought to be the one who agrees to the invitation of Jesus Christ and feels led into the King

Most of the present day church is based on the principle of rights through the procedure of membership the criteria of which varies from church to church and draws the concept of "rights" from the constitutions or canons whatever are operative in respective churches. The so-called church thus taking the shape of a religious club where you have rights without passions based on certain obligations. With the present situation of the Anglican Communion and the up coming role of the Common Cause Partnership's leadership in leading the forth coming generations to a better understanding of Faith and Witness the role of each and every individual is important as each of unites to form one body in and with Jesus Christ. I would therefore not allow my Church and the Church of my forefathers to be hijacked for other purposes and would continue to pray for its liberty and be tortured in my spirit for the damage being done to the concept of the body of Jesus at the hands of those at the helm of affairs and I believe the Lord is going to answer my prayers which reach to His throne along with the prayers of all the faithful living all over the world. At the same time I am willing to continue doing all that is within my means, which I believe shall bring forth fruit at a time in the Lords economy. Therefore I praise the Lord for all the efforts of the faithful in the Global South, the Common Cause Partnership and all those who are yet to join but are with this concept of Christian faith and witness. At the same time I must also appreciate the efforts of the brethren due to which we enjoy the association of ideas. It would not be out of place to call upon the present Moderator of the Church of Pakistan amidst all his illegal and unconstitutional position (Bishop Malik left the Church of Pakistan in 1996 and set a parallel Church with a different constitution without approval of the authorized forums) along with his bishops to take the issue to their respective Diocesan Councils and parishes and initiate an honest discussion for a common consensus. They must also decide and tell the masses if they are going to the Lambeth or to the GAFCON or to the both failing which any harm to the Church of Pakistan in terms of further divisions shall lie on the present though illegal Synod. It is high time that the ACC, the Anglican Communion and the Church of England take a look in the affairs of Bishop Malik as to how he abused the trust and is still enjoying the protection of the Archbishop. We certainly do not want to see our church working as a religious club.

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