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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 65

Question 65

What special benefits do the members of the invisible church enjoy by Christ?

The members of the invisible church by Christ enjoy union and communion with him in grace and glory. (John 17:21, Eph. 2:5–6, John 17:24)

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

This is interesting because it means that "union with Christ" is only true of the elect.  Many of the neo-legalists, antinomians, Federal Visionists, Arminians, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, etc., et. al. are not members of the invisible church.  (Matthew 7:21-13).

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