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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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gordon H. Clark: Quote of the Day

Barth and Brunner . . . admit that there are doctrines in the Bible, or at least the Bible contains material out of which doctrines can be developed. Then too these doctrines can in some loose sense be called the Word of God. But in a stricter sense they are not really the Word: In THE DIVINE-HUMAN ENCOUNTER Brunner declares, 'Neither the spoken words of the Apostles nor their conceptual content are the Word itself, but only its frame. . . . God and conceptuality are mutually exclusive.' ....And in case the reader cannot see the damage this statement does to doctrine, Brunner, again in THE DIVINE-HUMAN ENCOUNTER, explicitly maintains that "God can . . . speak his Word to a man even through false doctrine." Gordon H. Clark, CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY, pages 343-44.

Unfortunately the vast majority of "Evangelicals agree with Barth and Brunner rather than with Clark.  They say that doctrine is not important and that salvation is a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in "mystical union".  That's even the argument of most of the faculty members at Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, Neo-Orthodoxy seems to have taken over even many in the broader spectrum of the Reformed movement.

Peace,

Charlie
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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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