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August 31 2017 By dvirtue Hurricane Harvey News * TEC Sues SC Diocese Over "False Advertising" * Mainline Seminaries Face Closure * Seychelles Elects new Archbishop * Western Australia Elects Woman Archbishop * BCP Could Expand to Include SS Marriage Rites

"Inability to distinguish doctrine is spreading far and wide, and so long as the preacher is "clever" and "earnest," hundreds seem to think it must be all right, and call you dreadfully "narrow and uncharitable" if you hint that he is unsound!" --- J.C. Ryle

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Sept. 1, 2017

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August 24 2017 By dvirtue Bishop Mark Lawrence, "litigation is not over" * Stacy Sauls' Lawsuit Dismissed * GAFCON invitations going out * Radical New Inclusion will sink Church of England * TSM Appoints New Theology Professor * Canada's Primate Promotes "Good Disagreement"

God's grace is not infinite. God is infinite, and God is gracious. We experience the grace of an infinite God, but grace is not infinite. God sets limits to his patience and forbearance. He warns us over and over again that someday the ax will fall and His judgment will be poured out. Since it is our tendency to take grace for granted, my guess is that God found it necessary from time to time to remind Israel that grace must never be assumed.

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August 18 2017 By dvirtue St. James the Great Newport Beach to be Sold * TEC Clergy Figures Reveal Terrifying Decline * Church in Wales Seeks Archbishop * Australian Bishops Nix Euthanasia talk * Jesus not relied on by Americans to Overcome Sin says study

First, Christians should look at the energized and emboldened white nationalism movement, and at its fascist slogans, and condemn it--full stop. No, "But on the other hand." The main way most people are responding across the political spectrum is by saying, "See? This is what I have been saying all along!

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August 11 2017 By dvirtue Are we living in End Times? * Diocese of South Carolina Seeks Rehearing * Nashotah House President Resigns * Church of England Could Split if Liberalizing Trend Continues says Bishop * VOL urgently needs your support.

The Catholic Church in the United States is only doing "exceptionally well" by comparison to the Catholic Church in Europe. Political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell found that if not for Latino immigration, the US Catholic Church would be hemorrhaging members at the same rate of Mainline Protestantism. --- Rod Dreher

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August 04 2017 By dvirtue SC Court sees in Favor of TEC over Property Dispute * Bishop Bruno Bashed Again by PB * Uganda Archbishop Nixes October Meeting with ABC * Province of Sudan Opens as Communion's 39th Province * Former SC Bishop Blasts TEC Leaders *NZ to allow SS blessings

"I fear you are right, my dear. We traditionalists have kept our finger in the dyke for long enough, and her waters have finally broken. Do we go with the flow towards the waterfall of apostasy or board the Ark of Sanity and sail in the opposite direction?" --- Archbishop Cranmer

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July 28 2017 By dvirtue Bishop Bruno Suspended * Episcopal Church Continues to Decline * Church of England Synod crosses line * Schism inevitable says Synod Layman * Union not Panacea says Continuing ACA Archbishop * ACANZP Report on Same-Sex Marriage Flawed

"Sin is not a characteristic of a particular group of people. Sin is the same for all of us. And the challenge to take onto ourselves the obligation to be yoked with Christ, to bear the load he gives us, is the same for all of us." --- Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

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July 25, 2017

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July 21 2017 By dvirtue Is the Church of England a Gnostic Sect? * New Ministry Organizations Emerge on the Fringe of the CofE * Gathering storm of renewal is harbinger of a new day in England * FCofE, AMiE, GAFCON could form backbone of new Anglicanism

Once you fracture the link between sex in Christian marriage with the conception of children, and sanction homosexual love liaisons, there is no logical need to restrain the definition of marriage to two people. It can be extended to three or perhaps four -- and of any combination of straight or LGBTQQIP2SAA you care for. --- Rev. Dr. Gavin Ashenden

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July 14 2017 By dvirtue Church of England Synod kicks talk of Homosexual Marriage down the road; okays Transgendered Liturgies; Ignores Persecuted Christians; Repealed Reparative Therapies * GAFCON Primates to snub Welby's October Gabfest * More TEC Scandals

False teaching is restless and relentless, and the Church of England itself is in grave spiritual danger. It is much to be regretted that there has been far more concern about alleged 'boundary crossing' than about the contempt of God's Word that made a missionary bishop [Andy Lines] necessary --- Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

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July 08 2017 By dvirtue Church of England Synod Will Focus on LGBTQ Sexualities * Lord Carey Unfairly Targeted on Sexual Abuse Charges * Australian Primate Pushes Back on GAFCON Consecration * Anglican League Pushes back on Primate

The arrogance of Church of England leaders defies all belief. The notion that if they repeat what the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada have done embracing pansexuality and homosexual marriage, that somehow they will obtain a different outcome, is mind blowing.

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July 01 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Archbishops and Bishops lay hands on new Bishop for Scotland and Europe * ACNA Assembly Sees Gospel Growth. New Scottish Primus was in love with a man, now married & father of three * Bishop Bruno Suspended by PB Michael Curry

The scandal of clericalism. It is only against the backdrop of the equality and unity of the people of God that the real scandal of clericalism may be seen. What clericalism also does, by concentrating power and privilege in the hands of the clergy, is at least to obscure and at worst to annul the essential oneness of the people of God. Extreme forms of clericalism dare to reintroduce the notion of privilege into the only human community in which it has been abolished.

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