Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 588 B.C. “Fall and Captivity of Judah.”

January 588 B.C. “Fall and Captivity of Judah.” One might wish to look at De Gaaf’s work which has been discussed elsewhere. God is disciplining and cleansing His Church, then, like now. Expect branches to break off, if not the whole trunk to be sawed to the base. New sprigs and growths will emerge. It's God's way of getting rid of the bad branches. Of note, baptisms are down by 45% in the TEC over the last 10 years. Also, 20% drop in full-time paid Minister-positions.  in the TEC in the last 5 years. While that frightens some, God is at work. Be of good cheer. 2 Kings 25.1ff.2 Kings 25.1ff.

The Fall and Captivity of Judah

25 Now it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it; and they built a siege wall against it all around. So the city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

We would also add:  “…and your Bible and Reformed Confessions & Catechisms.”

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