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

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Gary Crampton: Quote of the Day: Scripturalism: A Christian Worldview

 Not only is one justified by means of believing the truth, one is also sanctified by knowing the truth.  -- W. Gary Crampton

Epistemology and Soteriology

Scripturalism teaches that soteriology (the doctrine of salvation) is a branch of epistemology. It is not a branch of metaphysics, because sin is not a meta-physical problem and men are not deified when they are saved. Neither is it a branch of ethics, for men are not saved by their own works or conduct. Rather, salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone (i.e., by belief in the truth as revealed by God the Spirit in His Word), in Christ alone (Romans 1:16-17). And this salvation is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-10). In agreement with the Westminster Assembly, salvation in its entirety has to do with epistemology. Not only is one justified by means of believing the truth, one is also sanctified by knowing the truth. In John 17:17 we read the words of Christ: “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth.” And in 2 Thessalonians 2:13 the apostle says: “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth."
Click here to read the Trinity Review article on the website or in PDF:  The Trinity Foundation - Scripturalism: A Christian Worldview

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