Anglican. Dean of Westminster. Bishop of Chichester, of Ely and of Winchester. Translator of the KJV. Theology. History. Culture. Politics. Royalism
Dec 26, 2018 • 9 tweets • 7 min read
Girolamo Zanchi quotes:
"It is not false that Christ died for all men: for the passion of Christ is offered to all in the Gospel. But he died effectually for the elect alone, because indeed they only are made partakers of the efficacy of the passion of Christ."
"It is not impious to paint [an image of] Christ, insofar as he is man, as long as the image is not worshipped."
Every year we see the widespread idea about during the first centuries of the Christian era the Church "adopted" the pagan celebration of light and sun in winter, replacing it with Christ, the Light of the World.
However, in that time, the Church was constantly defined by emphasizing the radical differences between Christianity and pagan Roman world. The earliest phase of the development of the ecclesiastical year was the decision that the ancient Church made to celebrate Easter Sunday.
Dec 22, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Christians are called to obey all the traditional social authorities. Children are told to obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1, Colossians 3:20), servants are told to obey their masters wholeheartedly out of fear of God (Ephesians 6:5-6, Colossians 3:22),
wives are told to submit to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22-23, 1 Peter 3:1), and all believers are told in several places to obey the civil authorities who are identified as God’s ministers (Romans 13:1-7, Titus 3:1, Hebrews 13:17).