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

Monday, October 29, 2012

Declining to Answer a Few Basic Questions

Bishop Ian Anderson in response to my e-mail inquiry refused to say which prayer book his denomination uses and whether or not his denomination approves of high church Arminianism.  As you can guess this usually indicates a high church view on such matters.  (See:  Ian Anderson's blog.  No, he's not the British rocker from the band Jethro Tull).

The theology of glory seems to have infected the entire Anglican tradition for some reason.  It does not need to be this way but apparently the influence of the Arminians and the Anglo-Catholics is too much for them?

Jerry Ogles and Charles Morley have apparently joined up in their promotion of the high church theology of glory and their infatuation with the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, along with its prayers for the dead and prayers of oblation.


Addendum:  Be careful not to make any dogmatic doctrine clear on your blog when advocating a "new" denomination.  After all, doctrine divides and we wouldn't want that, now would we?  See:  Who Are We?

The former Traditional Protestant Episcopal Church, headed by Bishop Charles Morley, joined up with the Anglican Orthodox Church, headed by Jerry Ogles, after Delbert Murray, Ian Anderson and several other pastors pulled out of Morley's group and started The Protestant Episcopal Church USA.  While Morley called himself "Reformed" his true views are closer to high church Arminianism.  I've discovered that high church Arminians like to wrongly call themselves "Reformed" in attempt to dissmulate their true views.  The 1928 BCP is inherently Anglo-Catholic and remains the standard prayer book for continuing Anglo-Catholic and high church Arminian denominations.  I have to wonder why these splinter groups do not simply join up with the Anglican Church in North America since they all seem to follow high church theology anyway?

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