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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, January 24, 2010

Quote of the Day: Archbishop Henry Orombi (Uganda)

Consider, first, the centrality of the Word of God in faith and life. No honest reading of historic Anglican formularies and the English Reformers can deny the central place of Scripture in Anglicanism. Our worldwide communion is in danger today of confusing doctrine and discipline. The various disciplines of the autonomous provincial churches can be contextualized, but doctrine, based on Scripture, transcends all such cultural distinctions.

We would not be facing the crisis in the Anglican Communion if we had upheld the basic Reformation convictions about Holy Scripture: its primacy, clarity, sufficiency, and unity. Part of the genius of the Reformation was its insistence that the Word of God and the liturgy be in the language of the people—that the Bible could be read and understood by the simplest plowboy. The insistence from some Anglican circles (mostly in the Western world) on esoteric interpretations of Scripture borders on incipient Gnosticism that has no place in historic or global Anglicanism.

2 comments:

Reformation said...

Charlie, if you see developments like this, keep me posted. This is the English Reformed position. Not the stuff of the M3 enthusiast, Murrikan Mutant Manglicans.

Excellent.

You won't hear this from Bob of Pittsburg.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Yes, Phil. That's what I picked up on. The Africans are calling for the use of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. That book is clearly Protestant and Reformed. We should encourage its use here in the US. Throw out the 1928 and the 1979. The 1662 exposes these other liturgies as Anglo-Catholic and false. The 1979 in particular is pelagian and liberal.

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