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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Is There a Distinction Between Church Doctrine and Kerygma?

Dr. Gordon H. Clark was asked a question following his lecture on Predestination in the Old Testament.  If you click on the link and then go to the 1:3:43 to 1:5:15 mark or so you can hear Dr. Clark's response to a question about how many propositions do we need to know from the Scriptures?  I will try to transcribe the question and answer here and you can also  click on the link to verify that this is what Dr. Clark said:

Dr. Clark:  Now then here are two questions.  Yes, oh, here comes some more.  Uh, what propositions do you try to get across when you present or preach the Gospel?  Well, first of all, I would say that the whole Bible is the Gospel, not just a little part of it.  And, uh, I do not like to reduce its scope and center only on, uh, some pet subject.  I do, however, recognize that there are things that must be emphasized more than others and that's what I said just a moment ago--that the, uh, the doctrine of the propitiatory sacrifice or the satisfaction view of the atonement is one thing I most certainly try to get across.  But, uh, I also try to follow Paul's, uh, advice to preach the whole counsel of God in order not to be guilty of the blood of men.  I think we must preach the whole counsel and this distinction between kerygma and, uh, church doctrine--as the neo-orthodox put it--I have no sympathy for that.

You can see the entire list of available mp3 sermons and lectures of Dr. Clark at the Trinity Foundation site.  Click here.

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