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

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Quote of the Day: J. H. Thornwell: Insulting God

In conformity with this reasoning, no operations of the Spirit can be justly denominated grace which leave the decision of his destiny in the hands of the sinner.  The agency of God may be carried so far as to make men able to stand, yet, if it depends upon themselves to stand or fall, to use or reject the assistance which is given, there is nothing in such a state to distinguish it from the grossest legalism.  The Spirit is evidently the servant, not the master, of the man; grace obeys but does not reign.  All such schemes, whatever honor they may pretend to ascribe to the Holy Ghost, are insulting to God, since they lay a foundation for boasting in the creature.

J. H. Thornwell.  Sacramental Sorcery:  The Invalidity of Roman Catholic Baptism.  Reprint. (Unicoi:  Trinity Foundation, 2006). P. 128.

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