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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

Friday, June 26, 2009

Local Churches to Avoid

Never join a church which hides its beliefs. If there is no formal statement of faith, avoid the church at all costs!

Secondly, if the statement of faith is so bare bones that it says practically nothing, avoid the church at all costs. We vote with our feet. Never give a thumbs up for a church which might or might not be orthodox, evangelical and reformed in doctrine.

Thirdly, make sure that the church still believes its own confession of faith. Often an official adherence to a confessional faith is no guarantee that the church still preaches and teaches the Scriptures from which such a confession is derived.

Sound advice.

Peace,

Charlie

1 comment:

Reformation said...

This article, if noted, would preclude involvement with ACNA-fudgers and deniers of Reformation theology. I'm aboard with this article.

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