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

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fw: my retort to atkinson


Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:23 AM
Subject: my retort to ms atkinson


Dr. A.

Hey "bro," Why are we to suspect that your analysis is more accurate than Mr. Ray's?

You say you can "guarantee" an Anglo-Catholic contingent in heaven? Wow. You are so sure of yourself about who is a Christian and who is not. You must be superior to the rest of us.

Yet 1 Samuel 16:7 says, But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."

You're either as arrogant as you accuse Charlie of being, or you're divine. You arrogate to yourself an ability that the word of God explicitly reserves for the Almighty alone: Looking into men's hearts.

You go further: you claim the power not only of looking into A-C's hearts, but the authority to judge them, as well! Wow. You are so sure of yourself about who is a Christian and who is not. You must be superior to the rest of us.

But the prophet said, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? "I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds." (Jeremiah 17:9f.)

Hallelujah! 'Tis Bruce Almighty!


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