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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

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Carl Trueman Tries to Reify the Term "Evangelical"



Carl Trueman: “I am relatively comfortable describing myself as Evangelical in the UK and Australia, where it speaks of a basically orthodox Protestant Christianity with an evangelistic mindset. … In the USA, however, I myself shy away from the term. There it tends to carry connotations of very conservative politics and activism in the so-called ‘culture wars’.

Funny but I refuse to call myself an Evangelical for very different reasons.  Here in the US and in the UK and even in Australia the Evangelical movement is mostly heterodox so that everyone and their brother claims to be an orthodox Christian, including the Anglo-Papists and the Arminians.  The truth is the only genuinely orthodox Christianity is classical Calvinism and perhaps the original Reformed Anglicans who were also Calvinists during the time of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.  

Furthermore, Trueman's remarks reveal that his political allegiances are with those who include abortion and homosexuality in their political platform.  So Trueman's hypocrisy shines through.  Like all liberals he pretends to be neutral but all the while takes the opposing side in the culture war.  What?  Do we theological and political conservatives look stupid or something?

Click here to see the original link:Recapturing Evangelical Identity : Anglican Church League, Sydney, Australia

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