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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

From Exception to Rule: How Error Replaces Truth in the Church

The following is an article written for Issues, Etc. Journal by Todd Wilken, a minister in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  I think the article is just as appropriate for Reformed denominations as for conservative Lutherans.

From Exception to Rule:  How Error Replaces Truth in the Church

by Todd Wilken

As I write this, the largest Presbyterian denomination in America has just officially permitted non-celibate homosexuals to serve as pastors. 

The Presbyterian Church USA joins three other US Protestant denominations in doing so. The United Church of Christ was the earliest in 1985, declaring itself “open and affirming.” The Episcopal Church USA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America followed suit in 2009. The United Methodist Church will likely be next. 

Each of these denominations once held a Biblical view of homosexuality. Each of them now repudiate the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality. None of this happened overnight. No denomination suddenly reverses itself on a clear Biblical teaching. It happens gradually, yet intentionally. It is no accident that some of the largest Protestant denominations have replaced a once all-male, celibate or married clergy with non-celibate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered clergy.

This change didn’t happened [sic] overnight. This change didn’t happened [sic] by accident. What began as an exception to the rule, is now the rule.

To read the rest of Todd Wilken's article click here:  From Exception to Rule:  How Error Replaces Truth in the Church   (The article is in PDF format and is published in the Issues, Etc. Journal).

Reasonable Christian Blog 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. 1662 Book of Common Prayer

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