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, May 05, 2012

A Question for PCUSA Conservatives: Why Now? - Reformation21 Blog

William B. Evans, commenting on the recent controversy in the Presbyterian Church USA over the ordination of openly homosexual men and women:
Ultimately, however, the mainline Presbyterian debacle of 2011 points to the profound connection between doctrine and praxis. Or, to phrase it a bit differently, it illustrates the dangers not only of liberal doctrinal latitudinarianism but also of evangelical doctrinal minimalism. Even as PCUSA liberals were busy dismantling the confessional heritage of the church, evangelicals were repeatedly stepping back and stepping back and stepping back from decisive confrontation in the interests of "gospel proclamation" and the "salvation of souls." Now, tragically, these same evangelicals find themselves with their backs to the wall. But let's not forget that Christ's "Great Commission" in Matthew 28:18-20 includes more than "make disciples of all nations," for Christ declares that the Church is also to be "teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." 

 A Question for PCUSA Conservatives: Why Now? - Reformation21 Blog

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