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November 12 2021 By dvirtue By the Breath of His Mouth

Have you ever pondered the meaning of biblical passages that speak of God "breathing" on man and nature? Indeed, how can a spirit breathe (John 4:24)? Scholars refer to this as an anthropomorphism - the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to God. It's a device that aids mankind in understanding the thoughts and actions of a God who is too transcendent to be understood by finite minds.

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November 10 2021 By dvirtue From Rochester to Rome

Because as a bishop, MNA was a man entrusted with guarding the faith once delivered unto the saints. You might say, "But aren't all clergy responsible for guarding the faith?" This is certainly true, but bishops are particularly required to drive away all strange and erroneous doctrine on a wider level, not merely parochial.

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November 09 2021 By dvirtue "God has called us... to stand for the true gospel witness"

Archbishop Arama then quoted Billy Graham. "The famous evangelist of our generation said, 'I want to take Christianity back to the book of Acts where the first-century followers of Christ were accused of turning the Roman Empire upside down'. I believe God has called us in the Global South Fellowship of Anglicans to stand for the true gospel witness in our time."

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November 02 2021 By dvirtue Climate Change, Welby and Apologies: 'Mistakes have been made - but not by me'

Asked today if climate change would be worse than allowing a genocide to happen, Welby said (see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59117537):

"It will allow a genocide on an infinitely greater scale...I'm not sure there's grades of genocide, but there's width of genocide, and this will be genocide indirectly, by negligence, recklessness, that will in the end come back to us or to our children and grandchildren."

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November 01 2021 By dvirtue Sexuality in Crisis - Where is the Science?

As a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), he chaired the College's small "Special Interest Group" in Homosexuality. In that role, he oversaw the production of the College submissions to the Church of England's Pilling Commission (2012) and the Home Office Consultation on Equal Civil Marriage (2012), as well as various RCPsych 'Position Statements' on sex and gender.

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October 31 2021 By dvirtue Liberation Theology text garners enthusiastic Anglican endorsement

"Liberation Theology is at the least a distortion of the Gospel," wrote Mark Marshall, an Anglican lay person who attends a Reformed Episcopal parish, about the C4SO book list on Stand Firm, a traditionalist blog known to throw elbows in theological disputes. "Why does C4SO seem not to care about the division they create in ACNA when they push such error?"

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October 26 2021 By dvirtue An Archbishop who blinked last

Peter Akinola: Who blinks first? by Gbenga Gbesan, a journalist from Bishop Akinola's home city of Abeokuta, is the third volume of his biography of the Nigerian leader.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue Global Anglicanism: Challenges Abound

• Three Primates from Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda representing 36% of the members of the Anglican Communion are not expected to attend the next Primates meeting in November. They object to the continued participation of provinces which contravene agreed Biblical and Anglican teaching on marriage while those churches which abide by it, such as the Anglican Church in North America, are excluded.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue CONVERT BISHOP COUNTERS PROTESTANT CRITICS

The former member of Britain's House of Lords, who will be ordained a priest Oct. 30 by archbishop of Westminster Cdl. Vincent Nichols, is being attacked by his former evangelical allies for "betraying the Reformation" and Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone.

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October 19 2021 By dvirtue Matters Indifferent

He will not remain a layman in his new ecclesial community. He is to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest. This is most problematic for those who had heretofore lionised MNA as a paragon of biblical orthodoxy. Why? Because Rome severely departs from biblical revelation at numerous points. Whatever happened to the English Reformation?

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