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

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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