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

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Justification by Faith Alone Is Still the Issue

The facade of the common cause movement has not yet been fully revealed. However, as soon as the split from the liberal side of the Anglican Communion is completed, we will see how Anglo-Catholics treat the Evangelical and Reformed side of the movement. My question is how can two traditions co-exist peacefully when one side preaches the Gospel and the other preaches a false gospel of works, merits, and infused righteousness?

The sooner Evangelicals wake up to the truth the sooner the break from the ungodly Anglo-Catholic movement can take place. The lie being perpetuated today is that Roman Catholicism, Anglo-Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are somehow compatible with the mongergistic Augustinianism of the Protestant Reformation. Even the "Catholics" do not believe this. Their real motivation is to assimilate Evangelicals and Protestants by sleight of hand, deception, and gradual weakening of the Protestant position. The "Catholic" side is essentially assuming a triumphalistic position by default and hoping Protestants are stupid enough to cave to their demands.

However, the English Reformers were willing to give their very lives for the sake of the Gospel of grace and for the doctrines of grace. Can we who are Reformed dare to take such grace for granted? And even more to the point, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead for our justification. He shed His precious blood to set us free from man's traditions and false religion. We dare not take His once and for all time sacrifice for granted.

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