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 First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, September 17, 2005

My Ordination

In 2003 I was ordained by Bishop James West of the Southeastern Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church to serve as a deacon at Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church in Maitland, Florida. However, after the pastor, Rev. James Reber, and I strongly disagreed over the issue of theonomy/reconstruction, I decided to resign in 2004.

The congregation was small to begin with but, since the demise of the church, Rev. Reber has apparently transferred his credentials to the Anglican Province of America and is pastoring a small church in Kississimee, Florida. Rev. Reber was once part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a solid Calvinist. He was educated at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia. Apparently, the appeal of Anglo-Catholicism was too much for him?

While theonomy is divisive and heretical on the internecine level, I consider Anglo-Catholicism a greater threat to orthodoxy because it strikes at the very heart of the Gospel and the Protestant Reformation. May God help us to stand for the truth and for apostolic doctrine at all costs.

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

There was no need for Reber to transfer his credentials in light of the concordat of intercommunion between the REC and the APA. Both may freely interchange ministers and ministers from both denominations may pastor churches in the other denomination and administer the sacraments of communion and baptism in the other denomination. For all practical purposes, the two denominations are already merged.

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