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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

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reasonable Christian: Charismatics and Pentecostals Jump on Board the New Perspectives Bandwagon: A New Wind of False Doctrine

This is an old post. However, it demonstrates the tendency of sinful men to confuse law with Gospel, justification with sanctification. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that justification is one thing. Justification is both a forensic declaration of "not guilty" and justification is infused into the heart so that the sinner's gas tank is filled up and the sinner is made sinless at the point of baptism. After that point every sin must be confessed to a priest and an appropriate penance assigned. Also, purgatory or punishment is necessary prior to entering heaven. John Piper and others teach that justification by faith is an imputed righteousness. Unfortunately, Piper also undermines assurance because he thinks that our faith must be confirmed at the final judgment. The doctrine of a future vindication is essentially the idea that good works contribute something to our standing before God in the last judgment. The Bible, however, teaches that at the moment of conversion the elect believer is fully justified and therefore fully saved. Everything after that point is a process but the process or the journey is in no way the focus of Christian faith. The cross alone is our objective confidence that God will keep His promises to save His people. (Galatians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Romans 4:13, 14)

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