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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 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

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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