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

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Why The Law Is Not Gracious… « Sacramental Piety

1. The law promises no good thing to miserable sinners; it promises good only to those who observe it.

2. The law has no force in itself for removing sins; it has force only for punishing.

3. The law cannot be fulfilled by any sinner, as it says in the text, on account of the feebleness of the flesh.

4. If the law could be fulfilled in the future, nevertheless past sins would destroy all hope of receiving a reward from the law. For this cause, the law is called the slaying letter, the ministry of death, and also the ministry of condemnation.

-William Ames, Sketch of the Christian Catechism, p. 28

Quoted from the Sacramental Piety blog, by Jordan Harris: Why The Law Is Not Gracious… « Sacramental Piety

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