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

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sean Gerety's Open Letter to R. Scott Clark: Man Up and Defend Your Views Exegetically

Sean Gerety has made a legitimate point against the semi-Arminian, R. Scott Clark.  Clark resorts to the abusive ad hominem fallacy to defend the "well meant offer," which is a direct contradiction of the decretive will of God and the doctrine of double predestination.  The problem is that Van Til's theology of paradox and contradiction makes it possible for neo-Calvinists today to deny the direct teaching of Luther, Calvin, Gill, Turretin, and other classical Calvinist scholars who denied the well meant offer.  Scripture nowhere says that God contradicts Himself by offering to the reprobates what He has not decreed.  As Sean Gerety points out, the moral law commands an imperative which the reprobate is unable to obey.  In short, the error of the advocates of paradox is that they confuse the imperatives with the indicatives in Scripture.  Simply because God commands all men to repent does not mean that this is God's desire.  God does whatever He pleases.  (Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:35).

Click here to read the Open Letter to R. Scott Clark.


Dead Theologian said...

Just an FYI - the Ligonier blog posted some comments on the R. Scott Clark post. Several of our group commented. I assume you have the link, but here it is anyway: https://www.facebook.com/Ligonier Date was Dec 28 for the post.

Charlie J. Ray said...

The odds of R. C. Sproul or Ligonier Ministries properly representing the views of the late Dr. Gordon H. Clark are practically nil.

Charlie J. Ray said...

The link you're referring to is: God So Loved the World

Unfortunately, R. Scott Clark contradicts himself, Scripture and the classical Reformed position many times over. The doctrine of common grace is an Arminian doctrine, not a Reformed doctrine. Romans 9:11-13

Charlie J. Ray said...

The Myth of Common Grace, by Garrett P. Johnson.

Also see the response of Dr. Gordon H. Clark and his supporters to the charges raised against him on the issue of common grace and the free offer of the Gospel to the reprobate: On the Offer of the Gospel.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Ligonier on Facebook

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