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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 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Reasonable Christian: Lambeth Articles of 1595

The Lambeth Articles (1595)

1.  God from eternity has predestined some men to life, and reprobated some to death.

2.  The moving or efficient cause of predestination to life is not the foreseeing of faith, or of perseverance, or of good works, or of anything innate in the person of the predestined, but only the will of the good pleasure of God.

3.  There is a determined and certain number of predestined, which cannot be increased or diminished.

4.  Those not predestined to salvation are inevitably condemned on account of their sins.

5.  A true, lively and justifying faith, and the sanctifying Spirit of God, is not lost nor does it pass away either totally or finally in the elect.

6.  The truly faithful man—that is, one endowed with justifying faith—is sure by full assurance of faith ("plerophoria fidei") of the remission of sins and his eternal salvation through Christ.

7.  Saving grace is not granted, is not made common, is not ceded to all men, by which they might be saved, if they wish.

8.  No one can come to Christ unless it be granted to him, and unless the Father draws him: and all men are not drawn by the Father to come to the Son.

9.  It is not in the will or power of each and every man to be saved.



Reasonable Christian: Lambeth Articles of 1595

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