Jesus warned the Church of two things in particular. It would always be under attack – both spiritual and political, and that some of that threat would come from within the Church just as much as without.
That’s the context of the struggle going on throughout the Anglican churches is what is called the ‘Communion’. The Church of England is the missionary birthing church, but there are something like 80 million Anglican around the world. Only 600,000 of them are left in the C of E.