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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

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodoxy

Miguel,

With all due respect to you and your religious beliefs, the Greek Orthodox Church is no better than Roman Catholicism or the Anglican Communion. The issue of homosexual immorality, ordination of open homosexuals and even the consecration of homosexual bishops pales in comparison to the foundational doctrines laid out in Holy Scripture. The Scriptures plainly teach that justification is by faith alone and that righteousness/deification/sanctification are forensically imputed to the believer by grace through faith and that Christ alone has merited salvation for us by living a sinless life for us in our place and by dying for our sins for us on the cross.

Please forgive me for being blunt here but Eastern Orthodoxy is a man-made religion based on human traditions rather than God's infallible and inerrant Word. Wherever the Greek Orthodox Church departs from Scripture it has departed from Christ.
As the 39 Articles clearly state:

XIX. Of the Church.
THE visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure word of God is preached and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same. As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch have erred: so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of ceremonies, but also in matters of faith.

May God grant you the grace to stand on Holy Scripture alone as the only source of apostolic doctrine which is the binding and infallible rule for faith and practice!
Sincerely in Christ,

Charlie


[See this link for reference: http://melkite.net/].

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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