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

Sunday, February 06, 2011

What Do Presbyterians Believe? by Gordon H. Clark

The following commentary on the Westminster Confession by Gordon H. Clark will be presented in a series of posts.  This is also a booklet available from The Trinity Foundation.  The format is audio.  I'm not sure who the person is doing the reading.  However, it is the same as the print version.  I'm presenting this not because I'm a Presbyterian or a "Puritan".  Puritans rejected the 1662 Book of Common Prayer while the Anglo-Reformed movement does not.  Even though the Westminster Confession of Faith is not the official confession of the Church of England, it is a more complete exposition of the Scriptural teaching on the doctrines of grace.  The Thirty-nine Articles were an edited version of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's Forty-two Articles.  The Forty-two Articles are not available online at this time but anyone who compares the two can clearly see Cranmer's Reformed theology.  The Lambeth Articles of 1595 were never officially adopted by the Church of England but they are a solid indication that Calvinism held a strong place in the church.  The Irish Articles of 1615 are another indication of this fact.  Those who claim that the English presence at the Synod of Dort in 1618-19 was an Amyraldian or an Arminian presence are simply reading back into history what is not there.  It is revisionism with an anachronistic agenda.

Thanks to The Trinity Foundation for posting this with their free downloads and MP3s at Trinity Lectures.  To hear the introduction to What Do Presbyterians Believe? click on Readers' Introduction.

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

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