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

Monday, April 08, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 52

Question 52

How was Christ exalted in his resurrection?

Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not having seen corruption in death, (of which it was not possible for him to be held,)(Acts 2:24,27) and having the very same body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof, (Luke 24:3) (but without mortality, and other common infirmities belonging to this life,) really united to his soul, (Rom. 6:9, Rev. 1:18) he rose again from the dead the third day by his own power; (John 10:18) whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God, (Rom. 1:4) to have satisfied divine justice, (Rom. 8:34) to have vanquished death, and him that had the power of it, (Heb. 2:14) and to be Lord of quick and dead: (Rom. 14:9) all which he did as a public person, (1 Cor. 15:21–22) the head of his church, (Eph. 1:20–23, Col. 1:18) for their justification, (Rom. 4:25) quickening in grace, (Eph. 2:1,5–6, Col. 2:12) support against enemies, (1 Cor. 15:25–27) and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last day. (1 Cor. 15:20)

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

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