|Bishop Tony Palmer. Photo: Stand Up for the Truth|
Today it has been reported that Palmer died following a motorcycle accident in the UK. In spite of, and perhaps because of, the unbiblical nature of Palmer's agenda, the news is tragic. It should cause Christians to reflect upon the brevity of this life and the urgency with which we must be sharing the true and saving gospel of Jesus Christ—a gospel that may actually divide men, but that saves souls.
Christian Today reports:
Evangelicals and other Christians worldwide are mourning the sudden death of a bishop in a breakaway Anglican church who had become a close personal friend of Pope Francis.HT: Stand Up for the Truth
British-born Tony Palmer has died in hospital following hours of surgery after a motorcycle accident in the UK.
He moved with his family to South Africa when he was ten but currenty lived with his wife Emiliana and two children in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. He was a bishop with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, which embraced the middle ground of Anglican identity.
In January this year Pope Francis sent Bishop Palmer to a charismatic conference hosted by television evangelist Kenneth Copeland, where he unveiled a video message of unity and love that the Pope had suggested he do.
The news of his death was disclosed by Archbishop Charles Hill, patriarch and presiding prelate of Ambassadors for Christ Ministries of America, who wrote on Facebook yesterday (20th): "We are in prayer for the family of Bishop Tony Palmer who was in a motorcycle accident this morning in the UK after hours of surgery he went home to be with the Lord. He was a good friend and brother in the vineyard."
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