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

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 20

Question 20

What was the providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created?

The providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created, was the placing him in paradise, appointing him to dress it, giving him liberty to eat of the fruit of the earth; (Gen. 2:8,15–16) putting the creatures under his dominion, (Gen. 1:28) and ordaining marriage for his help; (Gen. 2:18) affording him communion with himself; (Gen. 1:26–29, Gen. 3:8) instituting the Sabbath; (Gen. 2:3) entering into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience, (Gal. 3:12, Rom. 10:5) of which the tree of life was a pledge; (Gen. 2:9) and forbidding to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death. (Gen. 2:17)

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

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