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, May 08, 2014

An Open Letter to David Virtue, Virtue Online

I sent the following open letter to Mr. David Virtue, owner of the Virtue Online news service.  Mr. Virtue "claims" to be an Evangelical but he is in open fellowship with Anglo-Catholics and high church Arminians both of which openly and publicly deny the doctrines of sovereign grace and the final authority of Holy Scripture.  To be sure the Anglo-Catholics and Tractarians openly deny all five of the solas of the Protestant Reformation.

Virtue Online

Dear Mr. Virtue:
I will never support your ministry since I believe that so-called "orthodox" Anglo-Catholicism is a heresy of the same order or worse than the Federal Vision.  The English Reformers would never have practiced sacerdotalism nor would they have compromised on the doctrine of justification by faith ALONE.  Sola fide!  Scripture alone is the final authority.  J.I. Packer, as solid as his Calvinism is, is not Reformed.  I say that for the simple reason that he thinks heretics don't need to teach the Reformed doctrines or believe the Gospel.  Rome officially condemned the Gospel at the Council of Trent and the Anglo-Catholics are in full agreement with Rome and the Tractarian heresy of the 19th century.

As far as I'm concerned, you might as well either go liberal or join up with Rome.  You are certainly not a Protestant nor are you an Evangelical, at least not as those terms are defined during the Protestant Reformation.

Forgive the pun but "virtue" will only earn you a deeper place in hell.  (Romans 6:23).  The only virtue that has earned the salvation of the elect is the virtue of Christ.  Calvinism IS the Gospel.

Sincerely yours,

Charlie J. Ray

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