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

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Disturbing Legacy of Charles Finney - Dr. Michael Horton

The Disturbing Legacy of Charles Finney - Dr. Michael Horton

The view that faith is the sole condition of justification is "the antinomian view," Finney asserts. "We shall see that perseverance in obedience to the end of life is also a condition of justification. Some theologians have made justification a condition of sanctification, instead of making sanctification a condition of justification. But this we shall see is an erroneous view of the subject." Quoted by Dr. Michael Horton, The Disturbing Legacy of Charles Finney.


Lucy Crown said...

“A five point Calvinist and a Reformed Anglican”?
I can Google and find out the exact definition …but I want to hear it from you…What does a five point Calvinist and a Reformed Anglican mean?

Charlie J. Ray said...

I see you live in the UK. Perhaps you've heard of the Church Society website? Church Society is representative of Evangelical and Calvinist Anglicanism in the UK.

I'm assuming you're familiar with the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer? Those are doctrinal standards for Anglicans. The 39 Articles summarize the basic doctrines of the Church of England, which were written by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer originally as 42 Articles and then revised.

The 5 points of Calvinism were in response to the 5 articles of the Remonstrandts at Dordt in Holland in 1619. The 5 points of Calvinism are explained in detail in the Canons of Dort. They can be briefly summarized by the acronym, T U L I P.

The term "Reformed" refers to those who are Protestant and who accept the Augustinian views of John Calvin and other Reformers in Switzerland, England, Holland, Germany, France, and others during the Protestant Reformation and today.

Basically, we believe that God is absolutely sovereign and determines all that happens but without taking away human responsibility and accountability.

Sincerely yours,


Charlie J. Ray said...

Synod of Dort 1619

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Charlie J. Ray said...

I respectfully decline to follow your blog, Steve. Why?

Well, you seem to have no faith or beliefs posted on your blog that I can compare with Scripture. What do you believe?

The word "creed" comes from the Latin verb, "credo", or "I believe". What do YOU believe?

You said on your blog page, "MAN-MADE CREEDS CANNOT SAVE ANYONE." I do not believe anyone has said that creeds save anyone. But everyone BELIEVES the Bible teaches something. The question is what do YOU BELIEVE the Bible says? If you say anything in answer to that question, guess what? The moment you answer the question you just created your own "man-made creed" since you just stated that you believe something.

Creeds are simply written statements of what we believe the Bible says. The Bible is THE final authority, not creeds. Creeds are simply summaries of what we believe the Bible says about doctrinal issues. I believe in the trinity because the Bible teaches that God is one God eternally existent as three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth in human form and died on the cross for the sins of His people. That's what practically every Christian church teaches because the Bible teaches the same.

You are invited to follow my blog:)

Sincerely yours,


Charlie J. Ray said...


I notice that on your blog you said you have cancer? I pray that God will heal you and bring you to a more complete understanding of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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