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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Gary Crampton: Quote of the Day: Scripturalism: A Christian Worldview

 Not only is one justified by means of believing the truth, one is also sanctified by knowing the truth.  -- W. Gary Crampton

Epistemology and Soteriology

Scripturalism teaches that soteriology (the doctrine of salvation) is a branch of epistemology. It is not a branch of metaphysics, because sin is not a meta-physical problem and men are not deified when they are saved. Neither is it a branch of ethics, for men are not saved by their own works or conduct. Rather, salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone (i.e., by belief in the truth as revealed by God the Spirit in His Word), in Christ alone (Romans 1:16-17). And this salvation is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-10). In agreement with the Westminster Assembly, salvation in its entirety has to do with epistemology. Not only is one justified by means of believing the truth, one is also sanctified by knowing the truth. In John 17:17 we read the words of Christ: “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth.” And in 2 Thessalonians 2:13 the apostle says: “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth."
Click here to read the Trinity Review article on the website or in PDF:  The Trinity Foundation - Scripturalism: A Christian Worldview

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