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March 04 2016 By dvirtue Anger at Heart of Evangelical Support of Trump * TEC Exec Council Pushes Anti-Racism Evangelism to Jump Start Church * Bruno refuses to disclose Financial Statements * Activist Episcopal Priest Has Abortion * REFORM Ireland Rips Bishops on SS Marriage

"The modern world detests authority but worships relevance. So to bracket these two words in relation to the Bible is to claim for it one quality (authority) which people fear it has but wish it had not, and another (relevance) which they fear it has not but wish it had. Our Christian conviction is that the Bible has both authority and relevance - to a degree quite extraordinary in so ancient a book - and that the secret of both is in Jesus Christ.

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February 26 2016 By dvirtue CofE Split Inevitable, says Theologian * Uganda APB Says Primates Betrayed at Canterbury * Australian Anglican Church Deeply Divided * TEC PB says he will know soon about Executive Suspensions * ACNA, LC-MS and LC-C enter dialogue * NZ to Bless SS Unions

"We must get used to being offended. Without free speech democracy crumbles"----- Andy Walton

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God will never bless what He has not approved.

The Church of England has already liberalized on human sexuality and a split is "almost certain" as a result, according to a damning article from a conservative theologian.

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February 19 2016 By dvirtue ABC Reflects on Primates Meeting * Spin Begins on Meaning of Communique * CofE and Church of Scotland in Historic Agreement * No Growth for CofE for 30 years * Dominican Republic gets new Bishop * Diocese of Sydney Extends Archbishop's Term

Liberals and revisionists are saying that The Episcopal Church was kicked out of the Communion by the Primates in Canterbury and they won't have any part of that. Not true.

Orthodox Anglicans are saying that nothing has changed and that they are still in impaired or broken communion with TEC. That is indeed true.

The Archbishop of Canterbury this week made his feelings known about what went on in Canterbury with the primates and it makes for interesting reading.

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February 14 2016 By dvirtue Church like State is Polarized * Progressive Episcopalians Turn on Themselves * Nthn. Indiana gets liberal bishop * Curry Spins Canterbury Meeting * Sex Scandal at St. George's School Spreads * Queer Eucharist Draws 12 in Toronto * Pope & Patriarch Meet

If there are lessons for the Church to be learned from the current political malaise and polarization in American politics, it is that truth will not be subject to endless dialogue, interfaithery talk, inclusivity, diversity and pluralism. We are stuck, we cannot move forward.

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February 07 2016 By dvirtue AAC's Authority Challenged over Primatial Admission * Pittsburgh Anglican Diocese seeks Bishop * Nothing has changed since Canterbury says Nigerian Primate * Boko Haran and ISIS must be destroyed * ABC heads biggest evangelism project in the UK

It was an assumption made first by Canon John L. Peterson, then Canon Kenneth Kearon who succeeded him and now Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the former Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Kaduna the present Secretary General of the ACC.

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January 31 2016 By dvirtue North American Anglicans on the Way Up * Episcopal Diocese of PA seeks New Bishop * Christianity and Islam * Los Angeles Bishop Faces Presentment charges * San Diego Dean Dumped * Sexual Abuse Charges at St. Georges Prep in R.I.

Consider the following. Over the last two decades the following churches, missions and organizations have emerged as signs of God's love for his faithful Anglican fold.

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January 22 2016 By dvirtue CANTEREBURY: Ball is Now Squarely in Episcopal Church Court. * TEC: To Rebel or Repent that is the question * PB Curry uses his Color to Manipulate Fellow African Primates * CofE continues to slide in attendance * 1,200 Orthodox Anglican Parishes US - FCC

The Pope has reportedly urged non-Catholics not to convert. In July 2014, he told a group of Evangelicals at a lunch in Rome: "I'm not interested in converting Evangelicals to Catholicism. I want people to find Jesus in their own community." As cardinal, he once reportedly said the Anglican Ordinariate "was quite unnecessary" as the universal Church needs those wishing to convert to stay "as Anglicans." --- Edward Pentin in the NC Register

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January 08 2016 By dvirtue Welby Attempts Split Between GAFCON Primates * Ugandan Primate says he will walk out if 'godly order' is not restored * Desmond Tutu's Lesbian Daughter Marries * 40 former students sexually abused at Episcopal Prep School * Bishop Donald Parsons, 93, Dies

The baptism of the Spirit. The teaching of the Pentecostal churches, and of many people in the charismatic or neo-Pentecostal movement, is that we receive the 'gift' of the Spirit when we first believe, but then need a second and subsequent experience called the 'baptism' of the Spirit, usually evidenced by 'speaking in tongues'.

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December 31 2015 By dvirtue Kentucky Priest Forced to Resign over Gay Marriage Refusal * Anglican Priest Smears Virgin Mary * Irish Bishops Fudge on Gay Marriage * CofE to Fast Track Minority Clergy * Canada/NZ News

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2013, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 75% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections.

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December 25 2015 By dvirtue PB Hires Law Firm to Investigate TEC Top Brass * Adulterous VTS Professor honored * ACNA and AMIA in Reconciliation Talks * Agenda Showdown expected at Canterbury Primatial Meeting * Historic agreement reached between Cof E and Church of Scotland

While we encourage faithful Christians to "establish a relationship" with homosexuals in order to share the Gospel, going to a [same-sex] 'wedding' is the one thing we can't do. -- Albert Mohler

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