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 First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two Short Catechisms -- John Owen

I am posting this because Owen, although a Puritan congregationalist, utilized sprinkling as the mode of Baptism.  So the next time a Baptist insists on immersion as the only biblical mode of baptism give him this link.  It is also noteworthy that Owen ties adoption to baptism.  By baptism, according to Owen, "we are by his grace made children of God."

Owen also practiced infant baptism.

Q. What is baptism?
A. A holy ordinance, whereby, being sprinkled with water according to Christ’s institution, we are by his grace made children of God, and have the promises of the covenant sealed unto us. — Chap. xxiii.

Two Short Catechisms -- John Owen

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