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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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rock of Ages (Christian hymn) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"When my eyelids close in death" was originally written as "When my eye-strings break in death".[1]

There has been speculation that, though Toplady was a Calvinist, the words, "Be of sin the double cure, Save from wrath, and make me pure," suggest that he agreed with the teachings of his contemporary, John Wesley, who taught the “double cure,” in which a sinner is saved by the atonement of Jesus, and cleansed from inbred sin by the infilling of the Holy Spirit.[2] However, the original line was "Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power," as seen in the published works of Toplady in 1794.[3]

Some contemporary artists, including Amy Grant in her recent rendition, prefer the original words, "Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power," possibly suggesting their disagreement with the holiness movement doctrine of two works of grace.


Click here to see the article at Wikipedia and read the lyrics to the famous hymn: Rock of Ages (Christian hymn) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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