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 23, 2013

Gordon H. Clark: Quote of the Day: Rome Teaches the Cross Is Insufficient

. . . Rome teaches that although Christ’s sacrifice is necessary to salvation, it is not sufficient. -- Gordon H. Clark
The Reformed doctrine is that although some sins are more heinous than others, none is “venial,” but all are deadly in that they all deserve the wrath and curse of God. That baptism makes us actually just before God, and that, at least sometimes, we do not sin even venially in our good works, is bad enough. But what is worse, Romanism also teaches that a sinner can do more than God requires of him. These so-called works of supererogation are deposited in the Treasury of the Saints and are later issued, by order of the Pope, to other sinners who have not done enough. In this way Rome teaches that although Christ’s sacrifice is necessary to salvation, it is not sufficient. Additional human merits must be added. The distribution of these extra merits and the forgiveness of sin now depend on the Romish substitute for repentance, namely the sacrament of penance. Canon VI says,

If anyone denieth either that sacramental confession was instituted or is necessary to salvation, of divine right; or saith that the manner of confessing secretly to a priest alone...is alien from the institution and commands of Christ, and is a human invention, let him be anathema.

Gordon H. Clark (2013-03-04T05:00:00+00:00). What Is The Christian Life? (Kindle Locations 367-376). The Trinity Foundation. Kindle Edition.

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