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 Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fw: he gets one thing right!

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.

Hugh McCann said:

This Robert Hart post below is profound in it simplicity, and, by my reckoning, RIGHT ON. Why? (I never thought you'd ask!)

Contra Taylor and Virtue, Rev Hart has it right on at least two counts. He writes:

Ptay12 - You are simply wrong, and so is my friend David Virtue. We are neither 57 nor 75 varieties. We are at most two: The united Continuum of ACC-UECNA-ACPK and the Romeward leaning TAC.

(1) Taking Hart's distinction, the two groups ARE the two wings of Anglicanism: Both are sacerdotal, mystical, irrational, (semi)Pelagian, and confused over and disdainful of the Reformation doctrines of grace (or worse, NOT confused, just rejecting the Articles outright!).

One is tolerant of liberal thought (TAC), and the other more conservative (TUC). The latter apparently hoists the Host higher. While they all have pretty, pointy hats and big sticks, one has more gold brocade on its frocks.

(2) There ARE indeed two roads, as our Savior explained. One broad, one narrow; one easy, one hard. But they are not divided as Hart would have it.

Rather (as in #1, above), all the Anglican alphabet soup is ONE BIG, FAT ROAD: a self-righteous, works-righteousness amalgam of spiky folk & low-church folks, from male-only clergy to lesbian priestesses, from "We are the One True Church," to "How come we're not Roman Catholic?," etc. The overriding principle for all in the soup is God's love for all humanity.

The other, harder, skinnier road is outside the camp: one of God's sovereign grace, sola scriptura, and God's glory as the overarching principle of redemptive history. These are in the Articles. That's why both groups in Hart's soup can't stand 'em.

Yours for truth,

Hugh McCann

1 comment:

CB in Ca said...

I have to agree with Mr. McCann; although in the UECNA and even in the ACC, there are parishes and clergy friendly to the Reformation.
Charles L. Baker

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