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, November 23, 2011

A Sermon by Gordon H. Clark: Hath God Said? (PDF)

. . .We no longer listen for the voice of God; we pay attention to the demands of society.

Society, the society in which we live, is the supreme judge of our conduct. But if this modern humanistic theory is true, several interesting conclusions follow. When in Rome do as the Romans do, they say. Conform to the society in which you live. If this be good advice, then was it not right and good for Germans under Hitler to massacre the Jews? If society establishes the rules of conduct, an anti-semitic society justifies anti-semitic conduct. It was not Hitler's lieutenants, it was not Goering and Goebels who were antisocial; it was Pastor Niemoeller who was anti-social.  That was why he was put into a concentration camp.  He did not conform to the code of society. Similarly, just before the Protestant Reformation the city of Florence was licentious and gay.  Savonarola appeared and rebuked them for their sins. Savonarola was anti-social, and they burned him at the stake. Society was the judge.

And why should not society be the judge, if God has not spoken? Why isn't anti-semitism right and good, if God has not said, Thou shalt not kill? If God has not spoken, why should not society murder those who disagree with it? 

If the current move in our nation toward intolerance for Christian dogma continues there may come a time when totalitarian government takes precedence and Christianity will no longer be tolerated.  That is a very real possibility given the rhetoric of Bill Maher and others in the media and in public education.

To read the whole sermon you'll need Adobe Reader because the sermon is posted in PDF format. Click here to see the sermon preached by Clark on the radio in 1948: Hath God Said?, by Gordon H. Clark

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

So much for the idea that Gordon H. Clark was an antinomian. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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