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December 15 2018 By dvirtue African-American Episcopal Church Closes * Transgender Issue puts CofE in Quandary * GAFCON UK discusses plans for Future Growth * Diocese of South Carolina News * TEC lifts Statute of Limitations for clergy sexual misconduct * Indian Moderator Jailed

"Not everyone who says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I say unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity." --- Mt. 7:21-23.

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December 01 2018 By dvirtue Culture Wars oppose Christianity * More Women Bishops in TEC * New sexual allegations against NY Bishop Paul Moore * St. Paul's Darien heads to Court * CofE agonizes over God language * New Indigenous Bishop for Saskatoon * Stacy Sauls vs TEC

Reason and revelation. The old Deist attempt to replace revelation by reason was wrong-headed from the beginning. Reason has a vital role in the understanding and application of revelation, but it can never be a substitute for it. Without revelation reason gropes in the dark and flounders in the deep. --- John R. W. Stott

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November 16 2018 By dvirtue End Time Losers * Albany Bishop Nixes B012 in his Diocese * Heather Cook Fails Get out of Jail Card * Georgia Bishop Resigns * More Legal Hoops for DofSC * St. Paul's, Darien in Legal Fight * TEC & UMC Closer to Full Communion * CofE Numbers decline

"It's time to face up to the harms the Sexual Revolution has caused. Whether you're male or female, straight or gay, young or old, religious or irreligious: what kind of a world do you want to help create? A world in which every child has a legally recognized right to a relationship with both parents? Or a world in which some children have these legally recognized rights and others do not?

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November 03 2018 By dvirtue Misleading Numbers of Evangelicals who Voted for Trump * Curry Appeals to Conservatives but at what cost? * HOB increases Women Bishops -- four and rising * CT Bishop Grabs St. Paul's, Darien * Diocese of VA can't find Bishop to fill Vacancy * More...

Christianity was born into a religiously pluralist world, and in that sense pluralism does not present a new problem for the Church. --- Lesslie Newbigin

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October 18 2018 By dvirtue FACEBOOK denies promotion of VOL Transgender Story * Presentment Charges filed against Bishop of Long Island * Funerals outpace all other stats in TEC * Heather Cook seeks early get out of jail card * Women dominate in new diocesan bishop searches

Biblical authority. Christ's view must become ours. The disciple is not above his teacher. It is inconceivable that a Christian who looks to Jesus as his Teacher and Lord should have a lower view of the Old Testament than he had. What is the sense in calling Jesus 'Teacher' and 'Lord'. and then disagreeing with him? We have no liberty to disagree with him. His view of Scripture must become ours. --- John R.W. Stott

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October 05 2018 By dvirtue Pope Francis and Welby Hail Climate Change; Ignore Sexual Predation & Sodomy * 18 TEC Bishops set to Retire * Archbishop of York to Retire * Chile to be 40th Province in AC * NH Attorney General to Oversee Episcopal Academy * GAFCON Bishop Commissioned

Happiness does not depend on outward circumstances, but on the state of the heart. Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Do nothing that you would not like God to see. --- Bishop J.C. Ryle

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
October 5, 2018

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September 14 2018 By dvirtue Church of England and Episcopal Church see Decline in Church Attendance * Nigerian Primate Blasts Welby * TEC has spent $60 million on Property Lawsuits * Schism comes to New Zealand * Albany Clergy Meet with Bishop over B012 * Ft. Worth Bp. Faces Surgery

The McCarrick case has, for many, become the key to larger mysteries since his work helped shape today's American (Catholic) church. Now, accusations against him combine three major themes in this crisis -- the sexual abuse of children, conspiracies to hide that abuse and reports of an influential "gay lobby" in seminaries and church bureaucracies. --- Terry Mattingly

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August 30 2018 By dvirtue Pope Should Resign say Critics * TEC continues on Downward Demographic Spiral *VA Bishop Johnston's Resignation Revealed * Wannabee Nevada Bishop has Trans and Cis Kids * Mother's Union News * Half Christian Growth in Africa * Evangelicals give Trump Bump

Word and Spirit. We must never divorce what God has married, namely his Word and his Spirit. The Word of God is the Spirit's sword. The Spirit without the Word is weaponless; the Word without the Spirit is powerless. --- John R. W. Stott

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August 17 2018 By dvirtue Roman Catholic Sexual Abuse of 1,000 Youth by Priests is Tip of Iceberg * GAFCON Grows * Rwanda Primate's Term Extended * Imprisoned American Pastor Rattles World Economy * New Primates in Korea; Central America * Barnabas Fund Founder "Not Guilty"

In the first study of its kind, a study that looks at the effectiveness of programs designed to help those who want out of a gay lifestyle, more than half of those who went into the lifestyle were sexually abused, a finding consistent with other studies. By far the biggest result of the study is that 88 percent of the participants report finding lasting freedom. --- Stephen Black, Firestone Ministries

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August 03 2018 By dvirtue Seismic Shifts in Sexuality Now Affects All Denominations * South Carolina Tensions Heighten * Wiesenthal Center accuses Episcopal bishop of anti-Semitism * Ft. Worth Takes Next Step in Litigation * Maryland Bp Seeks Parole * Ch.of Scotland in Free Fall

It costs something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run. Conversion is not putting a person in an arm-chair and taking them easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory --- J. C. Ryle

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