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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 Collect.

The First day of Lent
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Commonly called Ash-Wednesday.


The Collect.


ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 2

Question 2

How doth it appear that there is a God?

The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; (Rom. 1:19–20, Ps. 19:1–3, Acts 17:28) but his word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation. (1 Cor. 2:9–10, 2 Tim. 3:15–17, Isa. 59:21)


The Westminster Larger Catechism: With Scripture Proofs. (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1996).

Interestingly the second question of the catechism immediately makes the distinction between general revelation and special revelation.  General revelation is what God reveals in nature.  But reason and nature can never lead to saving faith (Romans 1:18-21).  Special revelation is what God reveals in His written word, the Holy Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21), and in Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-2).

Peace,

Charlie

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