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 First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, August 06, 2012

Primitive Baptists: Conditionalism Seems to Always Rear its Ugly Head

Unfortunately it looks like the Primitive Baptists have been infected with John MacArthur's confusion of justification by faith alone with sanctification. I had a similar observation this past Sunday when I visited Corinth Primitive Baptist Church, in Berea, Florida.  Elder Lloyd Cunningham insisted that we cannot know we are saved in this life and that we can only "hope" for eternal salvation until we actually "know" we are saved.  The only way to know we have arrived, according to Elder Cunningham, is to enter into heaven itself.  This is nothing short of eternal insecurity and essentially agrees with Arminianism and the Papists that salvation is conditioned on good works.

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 3, Of God's Eternal Decree:
8. The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care,1 that men, attending the will of God revealed in His Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the certainty of their effectual vocation, be assured of their eternal election.2 So shall this doctrine afford matter of praise, reverence, and admiration of God,3 and of humility, diligence, and abundant consolation, to all that sincerely obey the Gospel.4

Click here to read Brandon Kraft's comments on his observation of a Primitive Baptist church:

Primitive Baptists:  Conditionalism Seems to Always Rear its Ugly Head

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