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
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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 71: Free Grace

Question 71

How is justification an act of God’ s free grace?

Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’ s justice in the behalf of them that are justified; (Rom. 5:8–10,19) yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, which he might have demanded of them, and did provide this surety, his own only Son, (1 Tim. 2:5–6, Heb. 10:10, Matt. 20:28, Dan. 9:24,26, Isa. 53:4–6,10–12, Heb. 7:22, Rom. 8:32, 1 Pet. 1:18–19) imputing his righteousness to them, (2 Cor. 5:21) and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith, (Rom. 3:24–25) which also is his gift, (Eph. 2:8) their justification is to them of free grace. (Eph. 1:7)

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

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