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

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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