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

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Quote of the Day: Herman Hoeksema on Amalgamation

We dare not contemplate the strange medley of what calls itself church in the world and proceed from the supposition that all churches--whatever creed, superstition, or human philosophy they may embrace--are still part of the body of Christ, in order then to devise ways and means to eliminate the differences among them and to unite them all into one gigantic institution.  This is indeed the attempt in our ecumenical age.  Although this may result in amalgamation, it certainly does not tend to the manifestation of the true unity of the church and is not the unity of the body of Christ.

Rather, we must proceed from the truth of Scripture that the church is one.  Then we must ask ourselves what is the source and character of this unity and fellowship, in order then to deal with the question how we can best strive for the realization of this unity of the church in the world.

Herman Hoeksema,  Reformed Dogmatics,  Vol. 2, p. 238

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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