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

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Westminster Confession of Faith: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

Chapter 20: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

1. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the Gospel, consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law;1 and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan and dominion of sin;2 from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation;3 as also, in their free access to God,4 and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind.5 All which were common also to believers under the law;6 but, under the new testament, the liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected,7 and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace,8 and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.9


1 Tit. 2:14; 1 Thess. 1:10; Gal. 3:13.

2 Gal. 1:4; Col. 1:13; Acts 26:18; Rom. 6:14.

3 Rom. 8:28; Ps. 119:71; 1 Cor. 15:54-57; Rom. 8:1.

4 Rom. 5:1,2.

5 Rom. 8:14,15; 1 John 4:18.

6 Gal. 3:9,14.

7 Gal. 4:1,2,3,6,7; Gal. 5:1; Acts 15:10,11.

8 Heb. 4:14,16; Heb. 10:19-22.

9 John 7:38,39; 2 Cor. 3:13,17,18.


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