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 Collect.

The First day of Lent
Commonly called Ash-Wednesday.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer: Trusting in Our Own Works

Some set their trust in their own works, thinking that by them they may be delivered from sin, reconciled to the favor of God, justified before Him, and by them also attain to eternal salvation.

These have their merits and works in the stead of God.  This is the greatest idolatry that can be under the sun, and a plain denial of the faith in Christ, as hereafter it shall be declared unto you at large in the treatise of faith.

Cranmer's Catechism, The First Commandment.

Reasonable Christian Blog 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. 1662 Book of Common Prayer

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

I forgot to mention that I revised the spelling of the original words into modern spelling standards so that the average reader could understand Cranmer's writing. You can view the original context and spelling by clicking on the links.

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