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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

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Gordon H. Clark: Quote of the Day

Dr. Gordon H. Clark laments that Lutherans today do not accept the doctrine of double predestination or the immutable foreknowledge God or the sovereignty of God in salvation:

"A Calvinist can only regret that the Lutheran churches retained the one doctrine on which Luther disagreed with Zwingli and Calvin, and discarded, under the influence of Melanchthon, the many doctrines on which there was complete or almost complete agreement at the beginning."

Dr. Gordon H. Clark. Philippians. (Hobbs: Trinity Foundation, 1996), p. 62.

Post script:  Dr. Clark is of course referring to the sacrament of the Lord's supper as the doctrine where Calvinists and Lutherans disagree.  It's a bit more complicated than that, of course.  The communication of the divine attributes to the human nature of Christ would end up in the monophysite error.  But the point of Dr. Clark's comment is that Luther did not disagree with the Calvinists and Zwinglians on predestination of the elect and the reprobate.  Modern Lutherans are irrationalists at best and mostly agree with the Arminians on many things.

Charlie

2 comments:

Rubin O. Wits said...

Is this supposed to say, "...laments that Lutheran today do NOT accept...?

Charlie J. Ray said...

Yes, I made a typo. Thanks for pointing it out to me, Rubin.... I made the correction.... Peace.

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