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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, October 07, 2007

The Report of the Anglican Consultative Council Sells Out Conservatives in the Communion

It becomes obvious that the Anglican Consultative Council is on the side of the liberals. The report given by the joint standing committee, composed of primates and the consultative council, basically upholds the statement on human sexuality imposed by the primates at Lambeth 1998 and the subsequent challenges to the apostate provinces in the US and Canada. But unfortunately the report says that the the Episcopal Church USA has agreed to comply with the mandate, which is obviously a fraud to anyone reading the statements released after the House of Bishops' meeting in New Orleans.

This leaves no other option for conservatives in the Anglican Communion but to continue in their efforts to create another communion that is conservative and faithful to the Gospel. My only concern with this is that conservative Anglo-Catholics are preaching a false gospel which distorts the Bible and the Protestant nature of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.

Few Anglicans these days are aware of the tremendous apostasy which has taken place within the Anglican Communion as a whole. Here in my own area there is only one Episcopal parish within the Central Florida Diocese of the Episcopal Church USA that I would even recommend. And of the continuing Anglican churches in my area, almost all of them have sold out to a conservative form of Anglo-Catholicism and are hence apostate as well.

May God sovereignly restore the Anglican Communion to the Biblical foundations of the Protestant and Evangelical faith. God is able to do the impossible but from the current situation things do not look hopeful that there will be repentance or even regeneration of a dead and dying communion.

Just as the nation of Israel suffered through times of restoration and times of national apostasy and decline, so the Christian and universal church has suffered through great departures from biblical faith. When kings worshipped in the secret places the nation as a whole departed from God's Law and his Word. So today when preachers, bishops, pastors and deacons no longer know and obey the Gospel, the provinces and dioceses of the church depart from God's will into outright apostasy.

If not for the sovereignty of God in these matters we would have cause for great despair. However, Isaiah and Romans both assure us that God always preserves a remnant of true believers. Modernists and Anglo-Catholics call those who are a part of the remnant "fundamentalists." While I do not consider Evangelical, confessing Anglicans to be "fundamentalists," I do declare that they are the faithful few who place the Gospel ahead of ecumenical concerns. They are the faithful who desire to please God rather than man.

Please pray for the state of the whole church! May God regenerate the liberals, pagans and Anglo-Catholics within the Anglican Communion and the so-called conservatives in the Anglican Communion Network and the American Anglican Council.

In Christ,

Charlie

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