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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 2

Question 2

How doth it appear that there is a God?

The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; (Rom. 1:19–20, Ps. 19:1–3, Acts 17:28) but his word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation. (1 Cor. 2:9–10, 2 Tim. 3:15–17, Isa. 59:21)

The Westminster Larger Catechism: With Scripture Proofs. (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1996).

Interestingly the second question of the catechism immediately makes the distinction between general revelation and special revelation.  General revelation is what God reveals in nature.  But reason and nature can never lead to saving faith (Romans 1:18-21).  Special revelation is what God reveals in His written word, the Holy Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21), and in Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-2).



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