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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Response to an Anonymous Anglo-Papist


I have a grudge against liars who violate the 9th commandment in order to justify what is unjustifiable.  If I can refute the lie, even in a blunt and straightforward way, I will do so.  Luther didn't hesitate to use such rhetoric and neither will I.

It is absolutely ridiculous to say that the apostle Paul wore a chasuble when the clear evidence from both Scripture and the church fathers, including Tertullian, is that it was simply a cloak.  Nothing more and nothing less.

What I just love about my critics--yourself for example--is that you hide your identity because you know your position is untenable and unable to be proved.  I, on the other hand, am out front with my name, my blog, my e-mail address and whatever else you want to know.

Yes, I insulted Lil Bo Peep or the false "bishop" Poteet or whatever his name is.  Bishops in your tradition have no more authority than any other minister.  They are simply pastors and many of them if not all of them are preaching a false gospel of infused righteousness and justification by merits along with the idolatries of the papists and the five extra and erroneous "sacraments" which are no sacraments at all.

I hope this answers your question.  Next time, please show some courage and let the world know who you are.  I am less concerned with pleasing men than with pleasing God.  I am here to turn the world upside down for the Gospel (Acts 17:6).  Compromise simply leads to liberalism from what I can observe.  I have no mercy on the Pentecostal/Charismatic errors and I'm certainly not going to show any mercy to false prophets in the Anglican circles either.


Postscript: For the record I have no idea who Mr. Robinson is. The simple fact of the matter is that the High Churchmen are in league with the Anglo-Papists and are not friends of low church Evangelicals or Reformed Anglicans. That seems obvious enough from the vitriol shown toward anyone who dares to point out the obvious logical and historical flaws in that system of theology and liturgy.

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:35 AM
Subject: sarabaite

I got a couple emails from individuals who apparently know you. There is christian discipline even on the internet. Plus, I think you have your confessions very confused, and jump inconsistently back and forth between adiaphora and RPW. I think you are more interested in 'demolishing' and less interested in 'teaching'. You have yet to prove any kind of 'reasonableness' here. But you've managed to make yourself notorious. What good is knowledge when you lack charity. So, think about your denomination jumping and quick temper, and find a way to amend. If this happens, you might be able to get your ideas across better to otherwise sympathetic folk. I really wish you well. 

Charlie is a piece of work. His last comment to Bp. Robinson at OHC was a deliberate insult. He's a man with a grudge ( Lord knows what caused it), and he lives to feed that grudge, by creating theological enemies on the web. So sad; he's in thrall to his hatred. Your patience with his tantrums went beyond the call of duty. I'd recommend you block him from leaving comments at AR. St. Paul commanded the Church to separate from brethren who delight in sowing dissension. And sowing dissension is what Charlie Ray is all about.


Charlie J. Ray said...

Obviously, Charles, the moderator of the Anglican Rose blog, is on friendly terms with some of the other Anglo-Papists whom I have debated online in e-mail and on the blog. That is evidence enough that the "High Churchmen" are more in sympathy with the papists than with the English Reformation.

I received a second e-mail from Charles identifying himself. But after looking at his blog, he nowhere gives a profile of any of his qualifications or even his name and e-mail. Great accountability to the Reformed folks on the internet there. It seems to me that I am much more accountable since I have identified myself openly.

What is astounding to me is that those who claim to be submitted to authority place more authority with their misled leaders than with Scripture itself. If there is one thing I have learned from my Pentecostal past it is this: never trust a minister who refuses to stand on the doctrine of sola Scriptura!


Charlie J. Ray said...

Charles, thanks for the concession that I do know what I'm talking about. I've managed to embarrass the peanut gallery apparently. I must be doing something right:)

Charlie J. Ray said...

I should add that I stand for biblical truth on all fronts. When the Presbyterians at The Trinity Foundation rejected the doctrine of Chalcedon 451 on the two natures of Christ and hypostatically united as one person I called them on it. I'm an equal opportunity heresy hunter.


Charlie J. Ray said...

Yes, there is Christian discipline even on the internet. That's why I do this blog. I want to call Anglo-Papists everywhere to repent before it is too late.

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV)

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