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

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Funeral Picketing Is Free Speech, Court Rules - NYTimes.com

The Supreme Court gets this one right. While no one likes what this Primitive Baptist group has to say, if we deny them the right to speak freely then the freedom of speech for everyone else is undermined. Besides, the Westboro Baptist Church might have a point that the United States is under God's judgment for its many departures from the biblical revelation of God's moral law. Deistic moralism seems to be the position of many "Evangelical" theologians these days, including the ever popular Carl Trueman, professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

This is encouraging, especially since many on the socialist and liberal left want to shut down the freedom of speech for religious groups and even infringe on the freedom of religion. Speaking out against homosexual sins is both a freedom of speech and a freedom of religion.

Funeral Picketing Is Free Speech, Court Rules - NYTimes.com


Anonymous said...

And how about speaking out against heterosexual sins?

Your posting smacks of hypocrisy bigotry.

I don't expect that you will allow this through your "moderation" but I think it important for you to know how people in the real world view your commentary.

Charlie J. Ray said...

The last time I checked there is no political lobby to make heterosexual sins the law of the land. Gay rights, on the other hand, wants to make Christianity illegal and to make sexual immorality the norm.

Marriage was initiated by God in the original creation. Homosexuality, transexuality, and all other sexual sins, including adultery and fornication, are against God's moral law as revealed in the Ten Commandments and the moral laws of the OT and NT.

Christians have a right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech. That means that Christians have a right to preach against homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bestiality, easy divorce and whatever else the Holy Scriptures reveal as God's will.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:18-21 ESV)


Charlie J. Ray said...

BTW, I don't expect people in the world to agree with Christian views. Why would they?

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV)

Anonymous said...

"Gay rights, on the other hand, wants to make Christianity illegal and to make sexual immorality the norm."

You need to get out more, Charles... sexual immorality IS the norm in the United States (and most of the world!)

Charlie J. Ray said...

So your logic is that everyone is going to hell so why not join them for eternity in eternal torment? Brilliant logic, Watson!

And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened." 22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' 26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' 27 But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!' 28 In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. (Luke 13:20-28 ESV)

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