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

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fw: Confess or Die

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: Confess or Die

Mr. Phillips:
Thank-you for your kind reply.  Yes, I have been in contact with Robin Jordan.  Here in the US, Anglicans have sold out lock, stock and barrel to Anglo-Catholicism.  Sincere Evangelical Anglicans like Gerald Bray and James I. Packer have signed documents like "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" and apparently have sold out the Gospel to the false gospel of the Tractarians.  Packer, for example, says justification by faith "alone" is in the "fine print" of the Gospel, the implied meaning of which is that justification by faith "alone" is a "seconary" matter and therefore we can agree to disagree on this.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure if even Richard Turnbull of Wycliffe Hall is solid on this issue because in his outline of "evangelical" distinctives he simply refers to "justification by faith", a doctrine which any good Roman Catholic can endorse.  While you may not be following the events in the US, I am following what is going on here, in the UK, and in Australia.  It seems to me that even Church Society is not willing to stand for the 5 solas of the English and Protestant Reformations.   While I do follow and read Church Society, I find it discouraging that even someone in your fold, Gerald Bray, is so foolish as to endorse not only Evangelicals and Catholics Together but the new Anglican Church of North America as well.
It seems to me that there is little hope for evangelicalism in general and Anglicanism in particular unless this trend for compromise and ecumenical cooperation is stopped.  While Church Society has done much good, the temptation to sell out the Gospel for fellowship and unity seems to be too much.
Sincerely in Christ,
Charlie J. Ray
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: Confess or Die

Dear Charlie,

Thank you for your various e-mails.

I cannot say I understand the state of reformed Anglicanism in the US but over the years I have had contact with a number of different folk who would fit the bill (essentially people who agree with the ethos of Church Society).  You are evidently in contact with some  others such as Robert Jordan.

We are pleased that a number are members of Church Society but it has seemed to me all along that you really need some fellowship or organisation of like-minded folk in the US.   I would love to be able to help but we find it is hard work keeping on top of things in the UK.  I mention this on ocassion to people in case someone feels inspired to act.

David Phillips
General Secretary
Church Society

Dean Wace House, 16 Rosslyn Road, Watford  WD18 0NY
Tel : 01923-235111
Charity No: 249574
Company No : 213142

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