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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

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Global South Meeting in Singapore Sounds the Warning

Click on Global South for the full story.

I am pointing out in particular one part of the statement that stands out in my mind as the most important:

16. In contrast, we continue to grieve over the life of The Episcopal Church USA (TEC) and the Anglican Church of Canada and all those churches that have rejected the Way of the Lord as expressed in Holy Scripture. The recent action of TEC in the election and intended consecration of Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a bishop in Los Angeles, has demonstrated, yet again, a total disregard for the mind of the Communion. These churches continue in their defiance as they set themselves on a course that contradicts the plain teaching of the Holy Scriptures on matters so fundamental that they affect the very salvation of those involved. Such actions violate the integrity of the Gospel, the Communion and our Christian witness to the rest of the world. In the face of this we dare not remain silent and must respond with appropriate action.
Really, the TEC has demonstrated a total disregard for the mind of God as it is revealed in the very words of Scripture. If there is to be any redemption for the Anglican Communion it will be a return to the Holy Scriptures as the final Word of God in all matters of doctrine, morality, ethics, and fellowship. The best we who are Reformed, Evangelical and Anglican can do is to break fellowship with those who refuse to repent of their immorality and their unbelief.

The peace of God be with you!

Charlie

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