Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Retraction: [Reasonable Christian] New comment on Pelagianism Revived? Meredith G. Kline - The Mosa....

If you click on the links below you'll see that I've apparently jumped to conclusions on the Kerux controvery over Meredith Kline and the alleged pelagianism in his typology of Israel and the republication of the covenant of works (See WCF 19:2).  By implication then I have jumped to conclusions about Dr. Michael Horton and Dr. R. Scott Clark and their possible connection to Kline's views. 

Everyone has knots between the ears at times and looks like I made a major goof on this one.  I'll have to read more on the issue before commenting further.

Sincerely yours in Christ


Reasonable Christian Blog Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. 1662 Book of Common Prayer

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Subject: [Reasonable Christian] New comment on Pelagianism Revived? Meredith G. Kline - The Mosa....
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 10:58:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Charlie J. Ray <cranmer1959@hotmail.com>
To: cranmer1959@hotmail.com

See also, Dr. Clark's rebuttal here:

Consider the Source Part 1 Follow the link at the bottom of the page. There are 5 parts to the response.

Also, Dr. Clark says that Caspar Olevianus taught the republication of the covenant of works in the 16th century. Olevianus was co-author of the Heidelberg Catechism, along with Zacharius Ursinus.

Be that as it may, the covenant of works is not taught in the Three Forms of Unity nor is there any mention of a republication of it.

Canons of Dordt. 3rd and 4th Heads of Doctrine: Article 5

In the same light are we to consider the law of the decalogue, delivered by God to His peculiar people the Jews by the hands of Moses. For though it discovers the greatness of sin, and more and more convinces man thereof, yet as it neither points out a remedy nor imparts strength to extricate him from misery, and thus being weak through the flesh leaves the transgressor under the curse, man cannot by this law obtain saving grace.

Posted by Charlie J. Ray to Reasonable Christian at 1:58 PM

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