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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, May 10, 2011

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Looks like R. Scott Clark has finally wimped out on us. It was refreshing to see a seminary professor defend his ideas on the internet. Looks like job security and book sales were more important than truth. Why am I not surprised?

The real truth is theologically trained laypersons who blog have no fears of losing their jobs. So truth can be openly debated, discussed, and fought over in the blogosphere. If you really want to learn... don't go to seminary. Read widely in the classical reformed theological works. Study Greek and Hebrew on your own. You're sure to get as much education or more than you will at the increasingly liberal "evangelical" seminaries and colleges out there.


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4 comments:

Jack Miller said...

Charlie,

You're stepping over the line (it's called the Ninth Commandment). You don't know the reasons behind Scott Clark's decision to end Heidelblog. You are only speculating... and in so doing, laying what is most certainly a false charge against his character. You seem to want to think the worst rather than to be charitable. To what end?... that you can see yourself as the last man standing? You should retract your low-blow accusation and apologize.

Jack Miller

Charlie J. Ray said...

Jack, you're the one stepping over the line. I know R. Scott Clark through private discussions in e-mail. The fact that he deleted the entire blog rather than simply apologizing for some overstatement he made proves that he is easily intimidated by hirelings in his denomination.

Denominations are merely secular political organizations. True churches are local congregations which are faithful to Scripture, the Gospel, and which rightly administer the sacraments.

But then you're an Arminian at best and and Anglo-Catholic at worst. I wouldn't expect you to respond in any other way than appealing to man's authority rather than Scripture.

I have not violated the 9th commandment since I did not lie about anything whatsoever. The facts stand. Scott Clark wimped out and removed his blog. He's a coward at best and a hireling at worst.

Jack Miller said...

Charlie,
Nice try. Scott did post an apology. And I know him not just through email. But I have met him and know well several people who know him well. They would likewise take issue with you. His deleting the blog proves nothing of the sort that you are charging. You've asserted no facts, only aspersions.

And your accusation of me being Arminian is laughable to anyone who knows me. Anglo-Catholic?? You're standard tack. I am a member in a local Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This only undermines the credibility of your less than gracious slur on Dr. Clark.

Unless you can provide proof (facts) of your calumny, you should retract it.

Jack Miller

Charlie J. Ray said...

Jack, I would like to read Scott Clark's apology. I would also like to know why the blog was deleted rather than left as it stood? Surely the information recorded there over several years did not deserve to be removed from public view. Many blogs referenced that material.

Clark is in essence burning books.

You might be interested in reading Sean Gerety's rebuttal of Clark's archetypal/ectypal view of Scripture and the "free offer" of the Gospel.

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