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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quote of the Day: Herman Hoeksema

"It is important that the church boldly and clearly proclaim this absolute proprietorship of the Most High.  She must preach that the earth and its fullness and those who dwell in the world are the Lord's.  The church must always be vigilant lest the truth be adulterated and corrupted.

"Yet it is in the very nature of sin to deny this truth.  Even as fallen man follows after the lie that he is God, so he lives and acts in the wicked and deceitful imagination that he is Lord--Lord of himself and Lord of the universe.  This evil characteristic of sin becomes manifest not only in his brute and open refusal to glorify God as Lord and be thankful, but even in a more abominable form in the false religion of self-righteousness.  Men bring their tithes and offerings and piously feel that the Lord thereby is obligated to them, or they speak of doing something for him and feel that they can claim their reward.  Thus the Jews of old pursued after a mirage of an imaginary righteousness by bringing their offerings to the house of God.  But God is the Lord.  He possesses all the universe.

Herman Hoeksema, Knowing God and Man.  (Jenison:  Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2006).  Pages 26-27.

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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