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

Monday, December 13, 2010

EV News :: Bishops back Christian B&B owners on eve of legal action

EV News :: Bishops back Christian B&B owners on eve of legal action

Quoted from Evangelicals.Org:

Bishops back Christian B&B owners on eve of legal action

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, the Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, the Bishop of Winchester, and the retired Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, expressed their “very great concern” at the legal action being taken against Christian guesthouse owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull:

SIR – We wish to record our great concern that liberty of conscience is being eroded. Next week, two Christian pensioners, Mr and Mrs Bull, will appear in court because the guesthouse that they own and operate in Cornwall has a policy that couples must be married if they wish to occupy a double room (report, December 8). They offer single bedrooms to unmarried couples.

Mr and Mrs Bull’s understanding of marriage is the same as that of English law and the Christian Church. Their guesthouse is also their home. Their policy may seem traditional but, of itself, there is nothing wrong with that.

Surely in the interest of tolerance and diversity, we must accept that people may live by different principles, even if others don’t necessarily agree with them. Yet they are being taken to court by a homosexual couple who were denied a double room at the guesthouse.

Liberty of conscience must not be confined to the mind. It is meaningless unless it includes the freedom to stand by our principles publicly.

Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt
, Bishop of Winchester

Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali
, Bishop of Rochester, 1994-2009

Click here for Daily Telegraph article

Click here for Christian Institute report: 'Trial of Christian B&B owners has now begun.'

(Sources: The Daily Telegraph 11/12/10, The Christian Institute, 13/12/10)

EV News :: Bishops back Christian B&B owners on eve of legal action

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