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

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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