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, April 18, 2013

Archbishop’s statement on Pope Francis | Media releases | Sydneyanglicans.net

The Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church in Australia issued this statement:

Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney
Media Statement
The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen today joined other Christian leaders in welcoming the election of the new Pope, saying “The papacy continues to have huge global significance in testing times for humanity.  We join those who pray that Pope Francis will use the office to further the gospel of Jesus Christ for the sake of all humanity.”

14th March, 2013 AD
I suppose the Sydney Anglicans agree with Billy Graham that the false gospel of works preached by Rome is a genuine gospel.  It is not.  In fact, the canons of the Council of Trent from the 16th century continue to condemn all Protestants who knowingly disagree with Rome on gospel.   Mike Horton  of Westminster Seminary, California has said that Rome still "officially" condemns the gospel of Jesus Christ.  What with all the confusing messages in the world today, why are Evangelicals so afraid to divide truth from error?  Does not Dr. Jensen know that saying that Rome has a genuine presentation of the gospel could lead people to join with that false religion?

The Protestant Reformation is not over.  It's time for Protestants to call the kettle black and stand against Rome unless and until the Council of Trent is overturned, idolatry in the form of transubstantiation, prayers to the saints, and other abuses are rejected.  Rome teaches that sins committed after baptism must be paid for both by the cross and by doing penance, which is a form of meriting salvation.  Rome likewise confuses sanctification with justification and denies the doctrine of justification by faith alone.

Archbishop’s statement on Pope Francis | Media releases | Sydneyanglicans.net

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