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

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Reformation Re-Discovered the Gospel.... AND the Law

Wes White said:

The Reformation not only re-discovered the Gospel. It re-discovered the law. Rome wanted to reduce the law to make it easier for the average man, since their justification and acceptance with God depended on good works. The real result was that justification was primarily about saying a few prayers, contributing to the Church, and kissing a few relics.

The Reformers understood that in order for people to understand the Gospel, they had to understand the law. The reason why people look for justification by the law is because they have misunderstood the law. When people understand that everyone is cursed who does not continue in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them (Gal. 3:10), then they are able to grasp justification by faith alone.

From:  The Problem with Federal Vision Theology
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

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