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September 16 2016 By dvirtue CofE Faces Battle for its Soul * CofE sets up new body to look at Sexuality * Nigerian Primate Warns against Homosexuality * Australian Anglican leaders divided over Marriage Equality * Welsh Apb says Scripture Supports SS Marriage * UK Bp visits Syria

God's unfolding purpose. In 2 Timothy 1:9-10 we seem to detect five stages by which God's saving purpose unfolds. The first is the eternal gift to us in Christ of his grace. The second is the historical appearing of Christ to abolish death by his death and resurrection. The third is the personal call of God to sinners through the preaching of the gospel. The fourth is the moral sanctification of believers by the Holy Spirit.

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September 09 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Archbishops & Theologian Push Back on CofE Homosexual Bishop Appointment * Latest TEC Figures show Church Continuing to Plummet * Welby's Task Group in Desperate Spin to Keep Communion together * Bishop Jenkins Dies

The entire nation has become a culture of sissies, each person taking offense at every little thing they possibly can -- real or imagined (mostly imagined). On college campuses, so-called safe spaces are set up for the truly sissified, where they can go and cry and be protected from big, nasty, conservative meanies calling the bluff on their idiotic culture of self-weaknesses. --- Michael Voris

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September 02 2016 By dvirtue Church of England Moves towards Formal Split * GAFCON Chairman says ACNA Prevented Nth. America from being lost * Uganda Primate nearly Lynched * CofE's Non Apology * More Sex Abuse at two Episcopal Prep Schools

Spiritually speaking, I believe that Satan is the ultimate deceptive force and mastermind behind not just the marriage aspect of their [homosexual] agenda, but also behind the entire distortion that somehow managed to turn a dysfunctional human sexual behavior into a "civil rights" cause. --- Dean Bailey

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August 25 2016 By dvirtue 2000 Episcopal priests set to retire in 6 years * Scandals in Episcopal Prep Schools Escalate * TEC Pushes Pansexual Agenda in Africa * Dozen CofE Married Homosexual Priests set to out themselves * APB of Wales steps down * Burundi has new APB

As the Episcopal Church sinks slowly into the sunset, with millions of dollars in Trust Funds, valuable properties worth millions of dollars strategically located in large cities and a healthy Church Pension Fund, the other side of the coin is that its pulpits will lose several thousand priests and close more than 1500 churches over the next six years.

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August 19 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal seminaries in Crisis * Collapsing Cathedrals * More Church Closures in Canada * Curry fails to address Black Rage * Transgender Bathrooms: Target backs down. California lawmaker backs down * Anglican Church of Southern Africa Nods to LGBTI

Legally righteous. When God justifies sinners, he is not declaring bad people to be good, or saying that they are not sinners after all; he is pronouncing them legally righteous, free from any liability to the broken law, because he himself in his Son has borne the penalty of their law-breaking. -- John R.W. Stott

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August 12 2016 By dvirtue Heroes of the Faith * Kansas Bishops get Push back on Guns in Churches * ACC Sec. Gen. Blasts Western Revisionism * Gunmen attack bishop's house in Juba * New Anglican church opens in Virginia * CAPA gets new orthodox African leaders

Salvation concerns persons. To call socio-political liberation 'salvation' and to call social activism 'evangelism' - this is to be guilty of a gross theological confusion. It is to mix what Scripture keeps distinct - God the Creator and God the Redeemer, the God of the cosmos and the God of the covenant, the world and the church, common grace and saving grace, justice and justification, the reformation of society and the regeneration of men.

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August 06 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Primates Weigh Future in Communion * Hold Your Nose and Vote, says Billy Graham * TEC Seminaries Lowest attended in Nation * High Suicide Rate Among Married Homosexuals

"For all who had hoped that attendance at the January, 2016, Primates' Gathering might restore godly order to the Communion, the results were clearly discouraging. Gafcon is fully committed to guarding the unchanging truth of the Gospel, and restoring the Bible to the heart of the Anglican Communion. In due course, the Gafcon Primates will take counsel and together make a decision about the wisdom of attending future meetings," said the release.

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July 29 2016 By dvirtue Sex Scandals Break out in UK, Australia * LA Bishop Bruno faces Ecclesiastical Trial * Western Mass. Diocese Appoints Rabbi * Anglican mission agency United Society will reclaim USPG * ACC and APA talk Unity

Evangelical Christianity has long been known for its emphasis on theological orthodoxy, a high view of Scripture, and an adherence to sound doctrine. Indeed, one of the defining distinctions between evangelicals and theological liberals over the past few centuries was the fact that evangelicals took the Bible seriously and saw sound doctrine as essential for the Christian life. These were distinguishing features of evangelicalism and unashamedly so. But all that is now being undone.

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July 22 2016 By dvirtue ACoC Vote on SS Marriage a Comedy of Errors * GAFCON leader urges Irish Church not to change teaching on Sexuality * TEC San Joaquin Diocese forced to sell Properties * United Methodists roll over on Gay Marriage * Episcopal Divinity School to close

The Anglican Church of Canada would be a sitcom of comedic errors if it wasn't for the fact that the destiny of souls is at stake.

As you all know the Synod of the ACoC voted last week to change its canons to include same-sex marriage, even though the Old Testament, New Testament, Jesus himself and 2,000 years of church history have never embraced the idea and would not call it marriage by any stretch of the imagination.

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July 16 2016 By dvirtue ACoC Synod Nixes then Approves Same Sex Marriage * TEC takes San Joaquin * CofE Shared Conversations deemed success by ABC * Bishop Bell Pedophile charges Upheld * Evangelicals Back Donald Trump * Church of South India Leaders examined for Fraud

"They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion" -- Psalm 84:7. This is an encouragement to finish well in life, to keep going and to believe the later years can be more fruitful than the former years --- Pippa Gumbel

These [Canadian] Anglican bishops presiding over the decrepit remnants of old liberalism's assault on their churches appear ready to hammer the last nails into their own coffin of spiritual apostasy and cultural irrelevance. --- Joe Boot

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