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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Keep Calm and Carry On-some thoughts from the GAFCON Primates meeting

One of the passages we looked at in our daily Bible studies was from Mark 4:35-41 when Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a violent storm. The storm threatened to destroy the boat and all on board. But Jesus somehow manages to remain "asleep on a cushion" until the disciples, in a panic, awakened him, and he immediately calmed the storm.

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May 15 2019 By dvirtue Practical Ecclesiology in a Time of Subverted Institutions

The Vatican II discontinuity led to the formation of traditionalist Catholic groups named after
different popes who took the papal name 'Pius'.

Provinces of the Anglican Communion have moved along a path of slowly widening
discontinuity with the past. At each stage, traditionalist Anglican groups have split off.

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May 11 2019 By dvirtue What does a historical debate between Martyn Lloyd-Jones and John Stott have to do with the modern happenings of the Church of England?

Now here's the interesting part of this story, you have controversy over this Anglican Archbishop criticizing GAFCON, that's the group of conservative Evangelical Orthodox Anglicans that came together to form a Communion in the aftermath of the liberal action taken by the Episcopal church in the United States, in ordaining and consecrating an openly gay bishop. Let's just remind ourselves, that was way back in 2003.

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May 08 2019 By dvirtue GAFCON gathers Bishops in June 2020 to guard and proclaim the faith

But there is one development I wish to comment on: the announcement of a GAFCON Bishops Conference June 8-14, 2020 in Kigali Rwanda (prior to the July 2020 Lambeth Conference).

Of the Lambeth 2020 Conference of Bishops, the GAFCON Primates wrote:

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May 07 2019 By dvirtue The Consequences of the Failure of Episcopal Responsibility

The role of the Bishop is to supervise the activities of local church clergy so that the deposit of the faith is guarded and handed on correctly to the next generation. History teaches us that when bishops abandon that role, the whole Church enters a state of extreme jeopardy.

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What was his appeal? In an era when many preachers entertained their congregations with anecdotes, stories, personal testimony and illustrations from their experience and reading, Lloyd-Jones expounded the Biblical text. He upheld the greatness of God, the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and the converting and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the soul of man.

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May 03 2019 By dvirtue Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion Blasts Fearon Over Mischaracterization of GAFCON's View on homosexuality

The Trustees have written to Archbishop Josiah stating that we will want to unpack with him in due course his criticism of GAFCON in circumstances where it is not disputed that the crisis within the Anglican Communion was started by the Episcopal Church acting independently over the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson and has been driven ever since by the independent actions of the Episcopal Church and other liberal provinces, acting against the advice of the Instruments of Communion.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue HATED WITHOUT A REASON

Now 72, and the author of numerous papers and author/editor of some 47 books, including Global Jihad: The Future in the Face of Militant Islam, Sookhdeo is an outspoken advocate for persecuted Christian minorities around the world. As an Anglican, he has been a fearless advocate for orthodox Christianity, for which he has experienced his own persecution.

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April 30 2019 By dvirtue Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral contradicts everything secular Europe stands for

"We saw this at its most ghoulish after the demise of Diana. In truth, mourners were not crying for her, but for themselves," writes Patrick West, commenting on the rituals of communal grief from the "recreational grievers" wailing the death of their goddess-princess. In Paris, while mega-congregations of "grief tourists" beat their breasts, faithful Catholics sing hymns and pray the rosary--a counter-cultural demonstration of faith the media hurriedly gloss over.

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