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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Michigan Group Responds to Christian Reformed Synod’s Decision on Homosexuality

Although "officially the Christian Reformed Church voted against accepting openly gay/lesbian members and transexuals, it would appear that the disease or contagion exists anyway. In my opinion this is the natural result of endorsing the three points of common grace. After all, if natural revelation through so-called "science" trumps God's special revelation in Scripture, then it follows that evolution might be true and the Bible is simply an inspired "story"? From there is it not that far to endorse open immorality like homosexuality and transexuality.

To read the story click here: Michigan Group Responds to Christian Reformed Synod’s Decision on Homosexuality.

Professor David J. Engelsma of the Protestant Reformed Theological School has rightly pointed out:

In May, 1952, Dr. Cornelius Van Til told a full house of Calvin Seminary and College faculty and students that if the common grace doctrine of the Christian Reformed Church prevailed one might as well blow up the science building of Calvin College with an atom bomb. This remark mightily irked the leadership of the Christian Reformed Church. It has always puzzled me-not the statement but that Van Til made it. For all his hedging and qualifying, Van Til held the same doctrine of common grace that Kuyper taught in his Lectures on Calvinism and that the Christian Reformed Church adopted in its decretals of 1924.

In any case, that was the science building that has given the Christian Reformed Church Howard Van Till's denial of creation, Davis Young's denial of the flood, and the 1991 report on creation and science that affirmed full-blown theistic evolution.

Dr. Engelsma's critique of the exaltation of natural revelation via the three points of common grace is a point well taken. To read his entire article, click here: Reformed Worldview: The Failure of Common Grace.

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