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

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Why Professional Athletes Should Not Be Role Models: Gay Athletes Promote Perversity in the Name of their Profession

Christians love to follow their favorite Christian athletes and lift them up as examples.  All that is well and good.  But the problem is that when we lift up mere men instead of Christ then the demonic side can lift up supposedly "good" role models designed to deceive and delude young people into following the perverse gay lifestyle. 

VirtueOnline posted this story:

MADISON, WI: St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church invites NFL Player to speak
Leroy Butler loses speaking gig at church after comment backing gay NBA player

By David W. Virtue
May 6, 2013

The feminist priest of St. Dunstan's Episcopal parish in Madison, Wisconsin is bringing Leroy Butler, inventor of the "Lambeau Leap" to her church.

LeRoy Butler, a former Green Bay Packers star, sent a Twitter message of congratulations to Jason Collins, a veteran NBA player who made headlines last week when he became the first NBA player to come out as gay.

Butler had been scheduled to do an anti-bullying presentation at an unnamed church. That church pressured Butler to withdraw his support for Collins. When he refused, they cancelled his appearance.

Sensing an inclusion moment, The Rev. Miranda Hassett sent a "Dear friends" letter to her parish on May 3 saying that she had heard that Butler had had his appearance cancelled and thought the parish should invite him to hear his views on bullying.

"LeRoy walked away from a good amount of money in order to stand for what's right," Hassett said of the $8,500 speaker's fee Butler would have received for the address.

"Like many Christian leaders, I saw that story go by and thought, 'Oh, no - another story that will reinforce the widely-held public view that Christians are intolerant and exclusionary. I wish we could invite Butler to come speak here.'" wrote Hassett.

The trouble here is that these "tolerant" churches are intolerant toward Jesus and Paul and the Holy Scriptures.  The fact of the matter is that Scripture condemns homosexuality and there is no way around it.  Of course, these "tolerant" liberals do not really believe the Bible in the first place.

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (Romans 1:24-28 NKJ)

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