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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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Why Lordship Salvation Is Hypocritical

5 comments:

Brandon R. Burdette said...

I don’t believe Lordship Salvationists are Christians. They bring a false gospel. Gal. 1:8-9 say that if anyone, even angels, bring different gospels, then they shall be ACCURSED. Are Christians accursed?

LS’s are the Pharisees of today, and Christ called them “sons of Hell” (Matt. 23:15) and asked them, “How shall you escape the judgment of Hell?” (Matt. 23:33). Christ’s HARSHEST words were ALWAYS aimed at the RELIGIOUS world.

It’s the same today… The demonic doctrine of Lordship Salvation permeates (Gal. 5:9) EVERY so-called ‘Reformed’ Baptist & Presbyterian ‘church’ you’ll find.

What does God tell us to do about this?

Isaiah 52:11, Turn! Turn! Go out from there! Touch not the unclean! Go OUT of her midst, purify yourselves, bearers of the vessels of Jehovah.

2 Corinthians 6:17, Because of this, “come OUT from among them” “and be SEPARATED,” says the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing,” and I will receive you.

Sola Fide, Amen.

Charlie J. Ray said...

I believe the LS view confuses justification by faith alone with the doctrine of progressive sanctification. We can never know enough or obey enough to have assurance of salvation. That's why we must ground our assurance in the finished work of Christ and Christ alone:)

Amen...

Titus 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16-17; Romans 3:24-25, 28

Charlie

Charlie J. Ray said...

The Prayer of Humble Access is appropriate here:

WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Sins are committed in "thinking" wrong thoughts as well as in outward actions. This can be proved from Scripture over and over. Genesis 6:5 is the most obvious one. The sinful mind is enmity with God. Romans 8:5-9.

The 39 Articles of Religion, Article 9:

Article IX

Of Original or Birth Sin
Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk), but it is the fault and corruption of the nature of every man that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the spirit; and therefore in every person born into this world, it deserveth God's wrath and damnation. And this infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that are regenerated, whereby the lust of the flesh, called in Greek phronema sarkos [Romans 8:6](which some do expound the wisdom, some sensuality, some the affection, some the desire of the flesh), is not subject to the law of God. And although there is no condemnation for them that believe [Romans 8:1-2] and are baptized [Mark 16:16], yet the Apostle doth confess that concupiscence and lust hath itself the nature of sin. [Jesus says the same: Matthew 15:19-20]

That's why Cranmer wrote this confession of sin in the communion service:

Then shall the Priest [Presbyter] say to them that come to receive the holy Communion,

YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

Then shall this general Confession be made, in the name of all those that are minded to receive the holy Communion, by one of the Ministers; both he and all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees, and saying,

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest (or the Bishop, being present,) standing up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this Absolution.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you [us]; pardon and deliver you [us] from all your [our] sins; confirm and strengthen you [us] in all goodness; and bring you [us] to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion



Charlie J. Ray said...

T
wo examples make Cranmer

s
understanding of John 6 very clear—
Christ in that place of John spake not of the material and sacramental
eating, (for that was spoken two or three years before the sacrament was
first ordained,) but he spake of spiritual bread, ...and of spiritual eating by
faith, after which sor
t
he was at the same pr
esent time eaten of as many as
believed on him.
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The spiritual eating of his flesh, and drinking of his blood by faith, by
digesting his death in our minds, as our only price, ransom and
redemption from eternal damnation is the cause wherefore Christ said:
That if we eat not his flesh, and drink not of his blood we have not life in
us; and if we eat of his flesh and drink his blood, we have everlasting life.
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The Prayer of Humble Access, The Churchman

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