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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Westminster Larger Catechism: Question 71: Free Grace

Question 71

How is justification an act of God’ s free grace?

Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’ s justice in the behalf of them that are justified; (Rom. 5:8–10,19) yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, which he might have demanded of them, and did provide this surety, his own only Son, (1 Tim. 2:5–6, Heb. 10:10, Matt. 20:28, Dan. 9:24,26, Isa. 53:4–6,10–12, Heb. 7:22, Rom. 8:32, 1 Pet. 1:18–19) imputing his righteousness to them, (2 Cor. 5:21) and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith, (Rom. 3:24–25) which also is his gift, (Eph. 2:8) their justification is to them of free grace. (Eph. 1:7)

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

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