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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 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dr. James White's Debate With Bishop John Spong of the Episcopal Church USA



This one speaks for itself! But you should pay particular attention to what Spong says at the end of the discussion when he says that the Bible is not the Word of God but rather Spong "hears" the word of God through the reading of the Bible. This is essentially the neo-orthodox view of revelation that was popularized by Karl Barth. What is especially disturbing is that many Reformed and Evangelical seminaries are now buying into Barthian theology. Look where neo-orthodoxy leads. Ultimately, it leads back to theological liberalism and postmodern thinking.

The current state of the Episcopal Church USA is a result of compromising with theological pluralism, i.e., the "middle way of Anglicanism", and compromising with theological liberalism and neo-orthodoxy. If Christianity is to survive as a universal religion, then Protestants need to speak up and speak out as Dr. James White is doing.

The so-called "conservatives" of the dispute in the Anglican tradition represented by the American Anglican Council and the Anglican Communion Network are headed toward the same kind of result that we already see in Bishop Spong and the ECUSA denomination. It's only a matter of time before the slippery slope brings the current conservative Anglicans back to the theological liberalism rampant today. Compromising the Protestant and Evangelical and Reformed emphasis of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion in order to make peace with Anglo-Catholics always leads to liberalism down the road. It's just a matter of time. There is no middle way between truth and heresy!


Charlie

P.S. You can purchase a DVD of this debate at http://www.aomin.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=688

2 comments:

Dizma said...

***Bible is not the Word of God but rather Spong "hears" the word of God through the reading of the Bible. ***

This is a total subjectivism. I don't know whit kind of strange god believes Mr. Spong. :((

Charlie J. Ray said...

Amen, Dizma.

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