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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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do the Anathemas of the Council of Trent Pronounce Curses on Protestants or Merely Excommunicate Catholics? Church Association Tract 407

ROME’S CURSES AGAINST PROTESTANTS
“THE ANATHEMA”
Church Association Tract 407
(July, 1910)


Lord Braye and other Romish apologists find it convenient to try to minimize the meaning of “anathema” by alluding to St. Paul’s use of the term (Gal. i. 8); they pretend that it means only excommunication (Times, 21st May, 1910). The language of St. Paul, however, does not help them until they can prove that the Church of Rome uses the word in the sense in which St. Paul uses it, which they cannot do. If the Councils only meant “excommunication,” it was perfectly easy for them to have said so by employing the verb excommunicare; but on the contrary, the official documents of Rome—for instance, the decree “concerning Heretics” of the Fourth Lateran Council, and the Bull, In Coena Domini—draw a distinction between “anathema” and “excommunication,” as they generally run “We excommunicate AND anathematize.” The 56th Canon of the Council of Meaux, 845 A.D., says that “Anathema is the Damnation of Eternal Death” (Mansi, Concilia, xiv. 832).

Moreover, the form from the Pontifical proves that “Anathema” is truly and properly a curse, not an excommunication merely.

[To read the full article click here, Rome's Curses Against Protestants:  "The Anathema":  Church Association Tract 407 (July, 1910).  This is from the Church Society site listing the Church Association Tracts.  For a full list of the tracts click on full list of tracts.]
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

AND SO SHALL IT FOREVER BE THAT THE LIFE OF THE PAPISTS SHALL BE FILLED
WITH CURSES OF THEIR OWN DESIGN FROM ETERNAL PAST TO ETERNAL FUTURES...SO
LONG AS THEY DO NOT REPENT OF THEIR SINS. OF A TRUTH, THERE IS NOT AN IOTA
OF CHRIST'S LOVE AND COMPASSION IN THEIR HEARTS...THEIR LIVES HAVE ALWAYS
BEEN ONE OF PERPETUAL MALICE, HYPOCRISY, INTIMIDATION, THREATS, HERESIES,
HORRIBLE MALEDICTIONS, SUPPRESSION OF GOSPEL TRUTHS, PROPAGATION OF
DIABOLICAL LIES......AND DECEPTIONS OF WHICH THE WRATH OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD
SHALL RIGHTLY BEFALL UPON THE WHOLE STRUCTURE OF THIS SATANIC “MOTHER”
OF ALL CULTIC RELIGIONS, BORN OUT OF THE PIT OF HELL......

Charlie J. Ray said...

I don't believe that Roman Catholics are not "generally" good people in the sense of our civility in society.

But theologically speaking the Roman Catholic Church is indeed an anti-Christian organization. As the Reformers put it, they are a synagogue of satan.

Charlie

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