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

Friday, June 21, 2013

Exodus International Closes Down

Exodus International was questionable from the get go, in my opinion.  Ex-homosexuals are the last persons who should be trying to minister to homosexuals who want to stop living in their immorality.   Of course, the media are celebrating this event because they think homosexuality is something good, not a perversion of God's created order.  You can look for conservative Christianity to be further marginalized because of the visibility of this parachurch ministry and its very public closing.

Of course, it was founded on a faulty premise to begin with.  Psychology and manipulation can never change a rebel's heart and mind.  Only God can convert a lost soul.  Homosexuality, like drug addiction, is a difficult bondage to break.  Anyone who truly repents of that terrible perversion is a miracle of God's sovereign grace.

To read the story, click here:   Exodus Internation Closes Down



Alcuin Bramerton said...

God creates souls in His own image, Charlie; He doesn't convert them.

And souls are never lost; there is nothing outside God.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Alcuin, then you're saying that God is evil since obviously homosexuals are evil and in rebellion against God.... Universalism would imply that good and evil are illusions.... The Bible on the other hand says that God is good and evil is not:) Universalism is not biblical. Scripture over and over commands obedience to God's law. Those who rebel deserve what they get....

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