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

Friday, April 30, 2010

Former Bishop Speaks Out: The Legal Threat to Christianity in the UK

The following is an excerpt from the Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom. You can read the entire article by clicking on: The Legal Threat to Our Spiritual Tradition

Recent legislation has not been notable for upholding this long tradition of respect for conscience and I fear that we are entering an absolutist era where there is no room for believers. What we need is a balance between a government's desire (mistaken or justified) to provide rights for one group of people and its duty to provide for the consciences of other groups on whom the granting of such rights might impinge. The most charitable thing to say is that we have not got it quite right yet. But it is not too late, like the Prime Minister, to say sorry and to make amends.

In a situation of fundamental crisis, both financial and political, it is radically mistaken to attempt to remove a nation's moral and spiritual tradition from under its feet; a tradition that can provide the basis for moral and spiritual renewal and which can serve as the basis for a hospitable and just society.

Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir -Ali is the former Bishop of Rochester and is now President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.


http://myspace.com/lutherman3821 said...


I am very interested in the work you are doing. I agree that many in the reformed ranks do not really spend time understanding the issues the charismatics, revivalists, dispensationalists and other arminians with charismatics bents are posing and saying in response to creedal, liturgical and clerical forms of the Christian faith. They have not spent as much time as you obviously have among the radical reformers of today and usually ignore them. I see them as a real threat and they are very aggressive. I do not think you can reconcile and synthesize their theology with reformational theology either. When you confront them with this they are very resistant and defensive and have a hard time seeing the issues clearly. It poses a real problem. You seem to know the issues more clearly than others I have run across. I plan on getting to know your work better and would appreciate a continued dialog.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thanks lutherman3821. I hope to continue to speak out on these issues, Lord willing.

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