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

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Anglican Church in North America Discriminates Against Reformed Ministers and Congregations

"How the mighty have fallen, And the weapons of war perished!" (2 Samuel 1:27 NKJV)

Robin Jordan on the Anglican Church in North America:

A careful examination of the Anglican Church in North America’s formularies—its constitution, canons, rites and services, and catechism—reveals the systematic exclusion of the Anglican Reformed beliefs and liturgical practices from these formularies.
The Anglican Church in North America in its formularies does not extend to the Anglican Reformed clergy and congregations the freedom to practice and propagate their faith that it extends to Anglo-Catholic and philo-Orthodox clergy and congregations.
The constitution and canons of the Anglican Church in North America do not offer Anglican Reformed clergy, ordination candidates, dioceses, networks, and congregations any protection from theological discrimination.

Why North America Needs a Second Alternative Anglican Province

I agree somewhat with what Robin Jordan is saying.  But what he does not get is that no Reformation Anglican or Reformed/Calvinist minister or congregation would dare to join an apostate denomination or "communion."  James I. Packer and other compromisers are basically in fellowship with heresiarchs who lead their congregations and the communion as a whole to hell.  It was never a possibility that oil and water would mix.  Truth and deception are as incompatible as good and evil.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21 NKJV)

One of the founding Bishops of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Charles Cheney, delivered a sermon which logically pointed out the incompatibility of Anglo-Catholicism with Biblical Christianity and Reformation Anglicanism:

It is sometimes urged that the Church of Christ existed before the Gospels, and that therefore the traditions of the Church are to be accepted as authoritative interpreters of the New Testament. So did the tradition to which St. John refers at the close of his Gospel, that Christ had declared that the beloved "disciple should not die," exist before the Gospel which corrected it. But for that very reason was that part of St. John's Evangel written, that it might contradict, upon the authority of inspiration, the errors of ecclesiastical tradition, and brand the previous belief of the Church as a lie that no Christian was to accept.

The Evangelical Ideal of the Visible Church, by Bishop Charles Cheney.

Ironically, the Reformed Episcopal Church is now a full-blown Anglo-Catholic denomination that discriminates against Calvinists and Reformed Anglicans and Evangelical Protestants in general.  That is why the REC is now a full member of the Anglican Church in North America.

How the mighty have fallen.  The Reformed Episcopal Church was founded on the principles of the Anglican and Protestant Reformation.  Its founders are probably rolling over in their graves.

 "The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen! 20 Tell it not in Gath, Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon-- Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. (2 Samuel 1:19-20 NKJV)
 "How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan was slain in your high places. (2 Samuel 1:25 NKJV)
 "How the mighty have fallen, And the weapons of war perished!" (2 Samuel 1:27 NKJV)

See also:   Bishop Leonard Richs Presides

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