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 Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Albert Mohler: Equivocation At Large: Mormonism, Democracy, and the Urgent Need for Evangelical Thinking

If only Al were consistent.  He damns the Mormons but hangs out with Anglo-Catholics in South Carolina as 'brothers" in Christ.  Let's be clear here.  Even if Roman Catholicism and Anglo-Catholicism are not "cults" or new religions like the Mormons, they are both false religions which have repudiated Scripture as the final authority in all doctrinal matters and instead have made human traditions the main source of their doctrines and their "infallible" interpretation of the Scriptures.

Here are Al's lead in remarks to the article linked below:

Our responsibility as evangelical Christians is to think seriously and biblically about these issues. The first temptation is to reduce all of these issues to one question. We must address the question of Mormonism as a worldview and judge it by the Bible and historic Christian doctrine. But this does not automatically determine the second question — asking how Mormon identity should inform our political decisions. Nevertheless, for evangelical Christians, our concern must start with theology. Is Mormonism just a distinctive denomination of Christianity?

The answer to that question is definitive. Mormonism does not claim to be just another denomination of Christianity. To the contrary, the central claim of Mormonism is that Christianity was corrupt and incomplete until the restoration of the faith with the advent of the Latter-Day Saints and their scripture, The Book of Mormon. Thus, it is just a matter of intellectual honesty to take Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, at his word when he claimed that true Christianity did not exist from the time of the Apostles until the reestablishment of the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods on May 15, 1829

From a Christian perspective, Mormonism is a new religion, complete with its own scripture, its own priesthood, its own rituals, and its own teachings. Most importantly, those teachings are a repudiation of historic Christian orthodoxy — and were claimed to be so from the moment of Mormonism’s founding forward. Mormonism rejects orthodox Christianity as the very argument for its own existence, and it clearly identifies historic Christianity as a false faith.  From:  AlbertMohler.com – Mormonism, Democracy, and the Urgent Need for Evangelical Thinking

If only Al were logically consistent.  If the Anglo-Catholics reject the five solas of the English and Continental Protestant Reformation movement, then how can they be "Evangelicals"?  Good question, Al.  Do you have an answer?   For more on Al's dabbling in Tractarianism, click here:  Anglo-Papist Orthodoxy.

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