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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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pighius: All Dogs Go to Heaven . . . and Asses, Too!

But let us now hear Pighius' PROOFS of his above views, arguments, and conclusions.   In these he labours to shew, that salvation was ordained for all men, without distinction or difference.   "If it were not so, (he says) the Holy Spirit speaks falsely when He declares that God is the Father of all men." (Mal. 2:10).   The Prophet is there treating of marriage:   the faith of which many husbands, at that time, violated.   Malachi is reminding such violators, that God is the avenger of conjugal fidelity.   Let our readers hence gather, how much religion and conscience Pighius has, in dealing with the Holy Scripture!   He then adds, from the Psalm, "The Lord is good to all" (Ps. 145:9):   from which he concludes, that, therefore, all were ordained unto eternal life.   Now if this be true, the kingdom of heaven is open for dogs and asses!   For the Psalmist is not magnifying that goodness of God only, which He shews to man; but that also, which He extends to all His works.   But why should not Pighius thus fight for his brethren!

Calvin, John (2011-11-24). Calvin's Calvinism:  A Treatise on the Eternal Predestination of God.  Translated by Henry Cole. (Kindle Locations 1339-1348).  Kindle Edition.

Calvin's wit is amusing and humorous.  If Pighius fights for his "brethren" as Calvin suggests, it would seem that dogs and asses do go to heaven:)

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