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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, August 21, 2005

A Puritan's Mind


Please visit the website of Dr. Matthew McMahon, a friend of mine from college. He's studied Reformed theology extensively and is an expert in Puritan theology. The website is http://www.apuritansmind.com/.

1 comment:

Rooster Cashews said...

Charlie,

I hope you don't mind the copy/paste job I did with my reply. Just in case you didn't see it at my place.

Re: Hunter S. Thompson

As always, I appreciate any reply, whether they agree or not. I guess you have to know me to understand most of what I say here is a spur of the moment gut reaction. It's blowing off steam, if you will, in the "right now."

Believe me, there are many posts I have removed after thinking, "Man, how could I have posted that?"

Anyway, I have read much of what Mr. Thompson has written. Some of it is trash, and some is pure genius. What I enjoyed about him was his prose, and the way he had with sentence structure and thought. He dwarfed many of his contemporaries in that respect.

Am I really glad Mr. Thompson committed suicide? No. I believe as I was taught in church that suicide is the ultimate disregard of God and the gift of life He gave to us. I also know there are many that do not believe that, and do it anyway. There was no doubting his talent, but why he would take his life is just beyond my ability to understand. That goes for anyone, not just Mr. Thompson. Many others have written on his last moments: he was drunk, he was depressed, etc… But the fact that he actually did it is what matters. I don’t know Mr. Thompson's state of mind at the end, but suicide, at least to me, is the cowardly way to deal with the greatest asset anyone has.

My complaint, while not spoken but intended, was the left glorifying this man's life through his suicide. That is what irks me the most. So no, I have no joy for those who would commit the greatest crime against God, nor would I wish or encourage anyone to head down that road.

I also took a peek at your blog and must say I am impressed with your thoughts. You have some interesting points to ponder for this Southern Baptist boy.

Thank you again for your thoughts.

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