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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

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Homey Wears a Bishop's Mitre: Jack Iker



Although Jack Iker and St. Vincent's Cathedral does not have a doctrinal statement posted online, they at least did take a stand against a lesbian couple who wanted their daughter to attend the religious school called St. Vincent's Episcopal School.  Apparently the two ladies confused the Anglican Church in North America with The Episcopal Church, the morally and theologically liberal side of Anglicanism in the United States.  Judging from the bishop's mitre and other regalia, St. Vincent's is also high church Anglo-Catholic.  This would present a theological problem for Bible believing Evangelicals, confessing Evangelicals, Reformed Anglicans and various other Protestants who uphold the five solas of the Protestant Reformation.  For the life of me I cannot understand why Anglo-Catholics do not simply join up with the Roman Catholic Church.  Maybe it is because they have invalid orders of ordination?





In case the reader is unaware, conservative Anglo-Catholics split from the liberal Anglo-Catholics and started their own competing "province" in North America called the Anglican Church in North America.  The morally and theologically liberal Anglo-Catholics are The Episcopal Church.  Ironically both deny the Protestant Reformation and "claim" to be "catholic".  In my opinion, however, any church which denies the five solas of the Protestant Reformation is in fact a false church, including the Anglican Church in North America.  The five solas or "five onlies" of the Reformation are 1) Scripture alone, 2) Christ alone, 3) Grace alone, 4) Faith alone, 5) To God alone be all the glory.  (Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Soli gloria Deo).




The fact that St. Vincent's Cathedral nowhere posts a doctrinal statement of any kind, most especially the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, proves that doctrine is not a high priority for congregations and ministers in the ACNA.  The Anglican doctrinal formularies are the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the Ordinal included in the 1662 BCP.  Most likely St. Vincent's Cathedral continues to use the 1979 revised book of services which is Anglo-Catholic and extremely liberal, particularly in the catechism which is outright pelagian.



As the above photo demonstrates, wolves can be deceptive in appearance.   (2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Acts 20:29-31).





[I borrowed the photo of Iker from The Deacon.  See also Texas School Rejects Lesbian Couple's Daughter].


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