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August 17 2019 By virtueonline Will it be "I" or the imago dei? * West cannot Survive without Re-energized Christian Faith * Three CofE Cathedrals Capitulate to World's Values * TEC and Giving * Welby to give evidence in sadistic boy bashing * More questions on Ravi Zacharias * More

The rush to consign Epstein to hell is interesting, since many Americans no longer believe in a place of eternal damnation -- a trend seen in polls in recent decades. --- Terry Mattingly

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July 26 2019 By virtueonline Anglicans as Convictional Christians * 80% of world's persecuted are Christians * Orthodoxy declared dead in ACoC * Continuing Anglican News * ABC did not apologize to Abuse Victim * Mediation ordered by Judge in SC Property Lawsuits * AZ Diocese sued

"The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums." ― G.K. Chesterton, from Orthodoxy

The whole purpose of God in redemption is to make us holy and to restore us to the image of God. To accomplish this, He disengages us from earthly ambitions and draws us away from the cheap and unworthy prizes that worldly men set their hearts upon. The true Christian ideal is not to be happy but to be holy. --- A. W. Tozer

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July 13 2019 By virtueonline Episcopal Leavers Vilified * Reparative Therapist's Books Banned by AMAZON * Ravi Zacharias Exposed * Michigan Episcopal Bishop Banned from using RCC parish * 400 CofE Clergy Convicted of Child Sex Offenses * ACoC Defeats Homosexual Marriage * More...

To a layman, it seems obvious that what unites the Evangelical and the Anglo-Catholic against the 'Liberal' or 'Modernist' is something very clear and momentous, namely, the fact that both are thoroughgoing supernaturalists, who believe in the Creation, the Fall..."the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Second Coming, and the Four Last Things. This unites them not only with one another, but with the Christian religion as understood ubique et ab omnibus." -- C. S. Lewis

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June 29 2019 By virtueonline 34 years and still rolling * CofE abusive Bishop Dies * CofE Evangelical Vicar faces Sadomasochistic Charges * GAFCON Bishop says he was Spiritually Abused * Diocese of Maine Elects Homosexual Bishop. He calls Holy Spirit "she" * ACNA celebrates 10 years

Data from the Church in Wales shows Anglican churches are closing at a rate of about 10 every year, with attendance dropping off as the numbers of people saying they had no religion rose. --- Church of Wales

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June 16 2019 By virtueonline Albany Bishop says Diocese is in Battle with Uncertain Outcome * ACNA Apb. re-elected for second 5-year term * Diocese of Ft. Worth gets new bishop * GAFCON bishops nix Women Bishops * ACNA says it has 1,053 parishes *CofE bishop and Vicar in trans battle

"Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years."--- Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Reformed Baptist Preacher

"The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid." --- Martin Luther

Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible." --- John Piper, Founder of Desiring God

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June 01 2019 By dvirtue 12 Parishes form GAFCON Province in NZ * Homosexuals & Transgenders most Judgmental of Others * Nigerian Province to have Dioceses in Nth. America * CANA East Leaves CON for ACNA * Kenyan Primate to Boycott Lambeth 2020 * UK Vicar Resigns over Trannie Ed.

Judged by our works. The whole New Testament teaches this; although we sinners can be 'justified' only by faith in Christ, yet we shall be 'judged' by our works. This is not a contradiction. It is because good works of love are the only available public evidence of our faith. Our faith in Jesus Christ is secret, hidden in our hearts. But if it is genuine, it will manifest itself visibly in good works. As James puts it, 'I will show you my faith by what I do ...

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May 17 2019 By dvirtue Welby's head handed to him by Africans at ACC-17 * Heather Cook gets 'Get out of Jail' card * Durham Parish welcomes Islamic Worshippers * Welsh Anglicans Quash Same Sex Marriage but Reject WO as Litmus Test for Ordinands*9,000 Churches to close in Canada

I loathe the cliche "everyone has a story". Most of our stories are quite wicked and regrettable but we glorify them on the basis of our common humanity without assessing them in light of divine holiness and truth. Demas had his story. Do we soften to it? Judas had his story. Do we respect it? Michael Curry and Jon Meacham have their stories. Do we tolerate them? Repentance in humility and love before God is our lifetime's soul-work down here.

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May 04 2019 By dvirtue Welby puts feelings ahead of truth in Homosexual Angst * Lambeth 2020 Chaos * War of words breaks out in Ang.Comm.* ACNA Archbishop now Chmn. of GAFCON * ACNA and Church of Nigeria sign Concordat * Church of Wales in Ordination Row * REC Bp moves to ACNA

The so-called "Equality Act" that Democrats are now pushing in the House as their "top priority" should really be renamed the "Get the Homophobic and Transphobic Bigots Act." It is the most dangerous bill to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion that has ever been proposed on a national level.

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April 19 2019 By dvirtue Lambeth Leaders Crow over initial 2020 attendance * Parishioners win legal case in St. Paul's Darien run-in with bishop * GAFCON chmn blasts Welby as he leaves chairmanship * ACNA Releases texts for BCP 2019 * Arctic Bp Heads to Irish Parish * ACoC News

The cross and justification. If God justifies sinners freely by his grace, on what ground does he do so? How is it possible for the righteous God to declare the unrighteous to be righteous without either compromising his righteousness or condoning their unrighteousness? That is our question. God's answer is the cross. --- John R. W. Stott

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April 04 2019 By dvirtue Kent University Okays Homosexual Spouses * Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans to Plant GAFCON flag in NZ * ABC backs State Enforced LGBT Relationships & Sex Ed. * Albany Bishop at odds with TEC over Abortion * D.of VT has lesbian priest in mix for bishop

"Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who as a heaven for every body, but a hell for none; a God who can allow good and bad to be side by side in time, but will make no distinction between good and broad in eternity. Such a God is an idol of your own, as truly an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple. The hands of your own fancy and sentimentality have made him.

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