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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 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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
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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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