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December 28 2019 By virtueonline Anglican Communion Faces Crisis in 2019 * Trump Impeachment Divides Evangelicals * Evangelical CofE Vicar Could Face Criminal charges * Hong Kong Archbishop Walks into Political Minefield * Another Vicar Flees CofE * New APB of York is Affirming Catholic

White evangelical Protestants made up 60 percent of our sample. Of those white evangelical Protestants, we found that 60 percent believed that atheists would not allow them First Amendment rights and liberties.

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December 14 2019 By virtueonline Christianity Declines in West; Grows in Africa and China * GAFCON thrived in 2019 * GAFCON Chairman Says Enemy of Souls is Within Communion * Anglican Church in Brazil Grows * Truro Anglican Rector Resigns...Heads to Rome * New Diocese of Angola

At current rates, an estimated one-fourth of American women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Of all the pregnancies ending in abortion, only 1.5 percent were the result of rape or incest. According to a 2015 report from the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC), of all the women in the U.S. who have had an abortion; 44% of women in the U.S. who have an abortion, had at least one prior abortion; 41% of abortions are among women and teens 24 years old and younger.

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December 01 2019 By virtueonline TEC Leading Lay Homosexual Dies * Missouri Diocese Elects Homosexual as next Bishop * Diana Butler Bass Blasts IRD * ACNA Archbishop says Suffering Church Network Faces Persecution from within Anglicanism * Welby supports pro-abortion buffer zones...more

The Church of England has a God-given opportunity and responsibility to set the culture of its schools in line with the teaching of God found in the Bible. But instead, it consistently capitulates to the spirit of the age as, for example, expressed in statute by the Equality Act. --- Christian Concern

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November 16 2019 By virtueonline Three Anglican Communions * Pope Receives Leading Anglican Lesbian Activist * Anglican Church of Canada in disarray over Same-Sex Marriage * Middle East Gets New Primate * Sydney Archbishop Ripped by Prominent Anglican Author*Episcopal DofSC Goes to Court

Kenyans Protest UN Pro-Abortion Summit. "Africa is not for sale. African women do not need to sacrifice their children to be empowered. They tell us we are poor because we are many. That is a lie! We are poor because they took and still take our resources." --- David Nussman

God's created norms. There can be no 'liberation' from God's created norms; true liberation is found only in accepting them. --- John R.W. Stott

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November 02 2019 By virtueonline GAFCON Consecrates Diocesan Bishop in Christchurch NZ * Sydney Archbishop Says Homosexuals Should leave the Church * TEC Springfield Bishop to Retire * Bishop Beckwith Dies * More TEC Dioceses Face Possible Merger * 23% of Bishops Leave TEC * More...

Submissive humility. Submission to the authority of Scripture is *the way of personal Christian humility*. Nothing is more obnoxious in us who claim to follow Jesus Christ than arrogance, and nothing is more appropriate or attractive than humility. And an essential element in Christian humility is the willingness to hear and receive God's Word.

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September 28 2019 By virtueonline Welby Weeps over Brexit, but not for Anglican Woes * Church in Wales Elects Lesbian Bishop * TEC Porn Priest Arrested * Albany Bishop to Face Tribunal * Province of Nigeria Elects New Primate * SC Mediation fails

Cranmer distinguishes Christ's spiritual presence from his sacramental presence. Avoiding the Lutheran doctrine of consubstantiation, he argues that the spiritual presence occurs only through Christ's divine nature, he being in heaven in regards to his human nature. Cranmer follows a symbolic reading of the phrase "This is my body", and develops a view "remarkably close to that developed by Zwingli and Oecolampadius." --- Alister E.

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September 14 2019 By virtueonline TEC's Numbers Down in ASA and Baptisms * Welby's Disastrous foray into India * ACNA opens 2,000 Member Church in Falls Church, VA * Church in Wales Declines * Australian Diocese Drops Same-Sex Marriage * CofE Bishops Resist Brexit * More

Some Muslims believe that the Houris mentioned in the Quran are buxom maidens to be enjoyed by martyrs in the afterlife. In a note to his fellow hijackers, September 11 ringleader Muhammad Atta reminded them of their impending "marriage in Paradise" to the 72 virgins.

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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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