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

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Devil Is a Methodist: Free Sex for All

The Reformed Pastor has an interesting article, Sex for Methodist Teenagers. It is asserted that fornication and adultery are too easy and it is actually more ethically rigorous to use protection while "ethically and morally" engaging in sex outside marriage. The Reformed Pastor quotes from a Unitarian lady minister, "Rev." Deborah Haffner, who advocates for United Methodists several ways of having an ethical consensual and sexual relationship with someone. And it seems to me that it is literally true: The devil is a methodist, pun intended.

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

11ενδυσασθε την πανοπλιαν του θεου προς το δυνασθαι υμας στηναι προς τας μεθοδειας του διαβολου

[Note: The word "schemes" in this verse comes from the Koine Greek word, "methodeia." Hence, the pun, the devil is a "methodist." He's got scheming methods or strategies.]

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