Thursday, 28 November 2013

Crunch time

Ministers in the Church of England need to decide: will they continue to find reasons to be part of a "church" which blesses that which God says is grossly offensive to him? Or will they testify faithfully to Jesus, joining those "outside the camp"?

If this isn't a "line in the sand" for you, then nothing ever will be.

My personal viewpoint is that the real "line in the sand" - the fact that it is not possible for any minister of the Church of England to be disciplined for teaching a false gospel - was crossed many decades ago. That issue would be a line in the sand for deciding that I could not, in good conscience, be part of the ministry of such a church. If a church does not stand for the gospel, then it cannot be recognised as a church in good standing before the Lord Jesus Christ.

But, if you've let that pass, then here's the question: if you can tolerate false gospels and the blessing of what God says is absolute depravity, then what would you not tolerate? There's not much left, is there? Does the Archbishop of Canterbury have to personally sacrifice your firstborn child to Molech before you say "enough's enough"?

At the point that the Church of England's hierarchy is declaring that sodomy can be blessed, and you're still part of such an organisation, surely your only real line in the sand is "I can live with anything whatsoever in the wider Church of England - however false to God's truth, and however contrary to the order of God's creation or his law - as long as I personally am left in peace". Is it not so?

Friday, 22 November 2013


Are you familiar with Librivox?

We'd bought a few audio-books for our children to listen to on car
journeys and at other times from Audible... before realising how much is
on Librivox for free:

Thursday, 14 November 2013

That's only what it is made of

"I am a star at rest, my daughter," answered Ramandu.


"In our world," said Eustace, "a star is a huge ball of flaming gas."

"Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of."
(C S Lewis, Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

Monday, 11 November 2013

A mass of hopeless contradictions

When you have a false claim to authority and the supposed special
privileges of your earthly leader, and over a millennium of history that
can be examined, you're going to end up with things like this:

Our faith should be in the unchanging, infallible Christ and his
revealed Word - not in the man-made, ever-shifting, mutually
contradictory pronouncements of a series of fallible men in Rome.