Resigned Bishop Silas Ng says that the AMiA has survived a ‘spiritual tsunami.’ Writing on his blog, he says:
During the Network Leaders lunch I asked Archbishop Moses Tay a question of what he thought should be the best way to face with what he called “spiritual tsunami” of the present AMiA crisis. He said, “More closer to Jesus!” Yes, whenever a major attack comes to a nation the key of whether to break or to strengthen the nation is always a major learning point for historians. And to “spiritual attack or even spiritual tsunami” , the answer is to be more closer to Jesus. At the end of the meeting, Archbishop Kolini told me, “Silas, this will lead AMiAs to a new level!” Indeed, we have been raised by the Lord to a new level through this crisis!
What these AMiA communications never account for is just what has caused the crisis and how it could be ended. They talk as if it came out of nowhere and they had nothing to do with it. The very proposal that they are now announcing for a Global Mission Society is what blew things up, with several other issues attached to it. This was the doing of the Pawleys Island leadership, not ‘the internet’ or any evil forces. In fact, when called to slow down or stop these discussions by their ecclesiastical superiors, they spurned these calls and quit. Now they seem to be pushing ahead with their idea for an unaccountable Communion within the Communion (if indeed it stays within Anglicanism at all) and they continue to talk up this spiritual warfare angle – something sure to be a hit with the charismatic elements within the AM.
Tonight’s opening service of this year’s Winter Conference demonstrated the best of AMiAs – the same spirit of Christlikeness in everybody’s eyes. It’s not difficult to discern this spirit of unity especially in the midst of a spiritual tsunami. I am so joyful to learn from the Lord that we survive this spiritual tsunami which try to pull down AMiAs in one strike! The key word I received so clearly today is just one word – REVEAL.
Again, there was nothing attempting to “pull down” the AMiA. Right now, all systems could be go with a godly submission to Rwanda per Archbishop Rwaje’s request in early December. Bishop Silas is not seeing outside of the box that he is in. AMiA could have had a dialog, indeed, this is what Cindy Brust promised when she wrote “we intend to develop a format to provide an organized opportunity for clergy and lay representatives from all of our Networks to speak into the “shape” of a proposed Missionary Society.” It didn’t happen.
More truth will be revealed by the Lord in the coming few weeks or months of what really happened and is happening. The blindness of people will be no more and characters will be revealed.
Will more ‘truth’ be revealed by the Lord or by the AMiA? The AMiA went quiet while negotiations were ongoing with ACNA, will they maintain that radio silence or will be treated to more accounts from Pawleys Island? The message from their circles is:
* They were blindsided by an attack
* They were forced to resign
* Satanic forces were behind this attempt to destroy the AMiA
* They bravely resigned and focused on being a mission, nothing more, nothing less
This account entirely ignores their own actions and has more to do with a corporate marketing campaign than an account of what happened.