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 Collect.

The First day of Lent
Commonly called Ash-Wednesday.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Question of Balance? Some Final Comments on Sanctification and the Role of the Law

The Pharisees are everywhere. You know that justification by faith alone is not really alone. To be fully justified you must have infused sanctification with it. Faith without works is dead. Right? Welcome to Rome!

The Reformed standards answer these questions adequately. Infused holiness is never the basis, ground or cause of our justification, which is imputed by a legal declaration. Critics refer to this as a "legal fiction". If our salvation depends on sanctification rather than justification by an imputed and alien righteous not our own, then there can be no assurance of salvation and the Christian is never sure if he or she is yet under the wrath of God.

To see the article with which I disagree, click here:

A Question of Balance? Some Final Comments on Sanctification and the Role of the Law

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