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, March 16, 2015

Richard Gaffin, Jr.: Promoter of Faith Plus Works

For anyone willing to investigate, you can listen to Dr. Richard Gaffin, Jr.'s lectures on union with Christ for free at Monergism.com. Dr. Gaffin is a proponent of the Federal Vision within the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and openly denies that sanctification is the logical result of justification. Instead, Dr. Gaffin says that justification and sanctification are united together through the doctrine of union with Christ and that no one will be saved apart from both faith and good works.  Gaffin also openly states that salvation is corporate and that no one can be saved apart from church membership. You can hear him state his heretical views clearly at the end of lecture 1 here at the Monergism.com website:

The Mystery of Union with Christ

You can read articles about Gaffin's conflation of justification with sanctification at the Trinity Foundation site here:

Richard Gaffin's New Perspective on Paul

See also:  The Gaffin Question

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