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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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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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