Times are changing. Gay bishops in the Anglican Church can now marry their same-sex partner in an official Anglican cathedral and have their ceremony presided over by an ordained female Anglican bishop – and everybody remains in good standing with the Anglican Church.
Assistant Bishop Kevin Robertson married his same-sex partner Mohan Sharma on December 28, 2018 at the St. James Anglican Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. Presiding Bishop Susan Bell, an ordained female bishop from the Diocese of Niagara, carried out the ceremony. The Anglican Diocese in Toronto posted a congratulations on their website to the new couple and wished them well. 
First of all, these men are not married and this woman is not a bishop – at least not in God’s eyes. It’s all simulated to look legitimate. The Anglican church is trying to sanction something that God has not sanctioned in His word. But this is the depth to which our society has descended to. How did this happen and where did it all begin?
It all began with the ordination of women to the Anglican clergy in 1976. The Anglican Church voted in 1976 to approve women’s ordination. Prior to that vote, different Anglican dioceses (conferences) were already ordaining women against the official teachings of the Anglican Church. Sounds familiar? According to the official Anglican website, there were non-compliant Anglican churches that were in rebellion on women’s ordination prior to the 1976 vote. 
So what began as a more inclusive shift in the Anglican Church on women’s ordination has now turned into the full acceptance of same-sex marriage for gay bishops in the church. What an abomination. Is this the direction that Seventh-day Adventists want to go? This is what eventually happens when any church begins embracing teachings that are profoundly at odds with the word of God. Our mission and witness must be based on the Scriptures. Women’s ordination, gay clergy and same-sex marriage are all unbiblical. There is no foundation in God’s word for any of this, and it’s the responsibility of the church to make sure it remains consistent with Christ’s divine mandate:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19, 20.
When the church teaches nothing more or nothing less than what Jesus has commanded, then we have the divine assurance that His blessing and presence will be with us. But if we go down the path of compromise we open the door to a host of other errors that will surely become the undoing of our historic faith. Our end will be disastrous, as in the case of the Anglican Apostasy. Can we not learn from this?
“Error is never harmless. It never sanctifies, but always brings confusion and dissension. It is always dangerous. The enemy has great power over minds that are not thoroughly fortified by prayer and established in Bible truth” (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 292).