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

Friday, February 01, 2013

The Trinity Review: How Can a Just God Forgive a Sinful Man?

The following article is from the Trinity Review and was written by the late John Robbins.  It is in PDF format so you will need the Adobe Reader:

On what basis does God accept a man? This is the most fundamental of all questions concerning  salvation. Several answers have been given:
1. A life of complete obedience to the Law
2. Faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ
3. Some other way
Many people in the churches give the wrong answer. In seminaries many professors give the wrong answer.
Honestly, my first inclination was #2.  But is that the correct answer?  Read the article and find out.  Hint:  Is faith the means/instrument of applying justification to the elect sinner?  Or is faith itself the "basis" of justifying the sinner?  Be careful how you answer.

Click here to read the Trinity Review article:  The Trinity Review: How Can a Just God Forgive a Sinful Man?

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