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

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reformation Anglicanism: Church of England is Protestant, Reformed, & Calvinistic: Toplady, Vol.5 (pp.133-152)

Phil Veitch over at Reformation Anglicanism said:

Church of England is Protestant, Reformed, & Calvinistic: Toplady, Vol.5 (pp.133-152). What is offered below is indicated in the title. Of note, the Rev. Mr. Augustus Montague Toplady argues that England's national ignorance and widespread clerical denial of their subscriptionist oaths to the Anglican formularies had led to a rising sympathy with Romanism and Arminianism. He gives a brief hint here at Deism and "ethical" preaching without the Reformation doctrines, specifically the Calvinistic faith, that had been more largely presented. Years ago, I recollect reading a volume with an observation that the 18th century Bishops had ceased reading "Systematic Theologies." I wish had could remember the source.

Today, we would call that "moral, therapeutic Deism." Toplady is relevant to our times. As for Anglicanism, doctrinal ignorance, clerical incompetence, and dismissal of Anglicanism's formularies prevail. What do we get? Everything from liberalism to all its wind-blown progeny.

Click here to see the linkReformation Anglicanism: Church of England is Protestant, Reformed, and Calvinistic: Toplady, Vol.5 (pp.133-152)

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