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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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gordon H. Clark: Quote of the Day: The Bible Is the Word of God

What annoys Euclid and Spinoza is that this theology can operate on a single axiom.  The single axiom is:  The Bible is the Word of God.  But though single, it is fruitful because there is embedded in it the law of contradiction, plus the nature of God, as argued above, plus the thousands of propositions thus declared true.

On this latter point the form of deduction can be maintained.  From the one axiom it follows syllogistically that such and such a sentence in Scripture is true because it is the Word of God.

In the next place,  as would not be the case if each Biblical proposition were singly and strictly regarded itself as an axiom, the truths of Scripture can be arranged in patterns of logical subordination.  The doctrines of  total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints are far from being an illogical disjointed aggregation.  The opponents of this theology have never charged it with being illogical; the standard objection is that it is too logical.  Let it pass:  We have already paid our respects to irrationality.

Gordon H. Clark, Christian Philosophy, (Unicoi: Trinity Foundation, 2004), page 320.
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