How Low Can We Go?


This post is part of the October Syncrhoblog “Down We Go” .  Please check the Synchroblog link for an explanation. 

When Mary Tudor ascended the throne of England, the monarchy reverted to the Roman Catholic faith. John Bradford was one of the Reformers imprisoned in the Tower of London for his faithfulness to the Church of England.  Seeing some fellow-prisoners marched off to their execution, Bradford is said to have observed “There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.”

Bradford himself soon joined the ranks of the martyred in the Reformation narrative.  Though some have doubted the attribution of the saying, There but for the grace of God go I lives on in the English language as a pious cliche warning against viewing the less fortunate, the fallen, the needy, and the weak with pitiless contempt. [Read more…]

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That They May All Be One


 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;  that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me”  John 17: 20-21 NASB

Saturday I wrote of our need to come together in love as we seek the Kingdom. While abiding in Christ, we continue on the assumption doctrines and teachings which are clearly false must be opposed. We can certainly agree in Christ that heresy is not to be tolerated. Disputes arise over sound doctrine when His people insist on haggling over which doctrine takes precedence over another. Should any “doctrine” become a wedge between those who are in Him? [Read more…]