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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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Message 1, Questions & Answers #1 from Suffering and the Sovereignty of God: 2010 Winter Conference at Ligonier Academy Conference by Various Teachers from Ligonier Ministries


While R. C. Sproul is certainly not perfect, this video of the question and answer session is very much in line with my own views regarding the Gospel and the Evangelicals and Catholics Together and the Manhattan Declaration.  I'm not sure who the other minister is in the session but he seems to be orthodox as well on this point.  Rome and Eastern Orthodoxy are not preaching the Gospel but another gospel.  (Galatians 1:6-9).  In fact, Rome has officially condemned the Gospel.

What the other minister alluded to is that Arminianism is also another Gospel.  Charles Wesley and John Wesley were adamant opponents of Calvinism and said that it was a false gospel.  In fact, the true situation is the other way around.  Arminianism, according to the Synod of Dort 1618-19, is a heresy.  Anyone who endorses any of the five points of the Remonstrandts, including their assertion of univeral atonement rather than particular atonement, is in essence denying a focal point of the Gospel.  Jesus died particularly and only for the elect; otherwise we would have to say that Christ died for the reprobates whose souls were already in hell from the time of creation up to the point of the cross.  (1 Peter 2:8; Romans 9:11-13).  The Old Testament saints were saved by faith in Christ looking forward to the Messiah and His atoning work on the cross for all of God's elect.  (Revelation 13:8; John 10:11, 15).

 Message 1, Questions  Answers #1 from Suffering and the Sovereignty of God: 2010 Winter Conference at Ligonier Academy Conference by Various Teachers from Ligonier Ministries

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

I disagree with Sproul's distinction between common grace and special grace since I believe common grace is an Arminian doctrine.

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