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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gordon H. Clark: Understanding and Saving Faith

Especially with regard to a saving understanding of Scripture, we need the illumination of the Spirit of God.  -- Dr. Gordon H. Clark

"Where and what is the source of reliable, accurate, full, and true information about God?"

Therefore, the authors of the Westminster Confession did not put the doctrine of God in their first chapter. They put it in the second chapter. Chapter one has to do with our source of knowledge."

Dr. Gordon H. Clark. WHAT DO PRESBYTERIANS BELIEVE? The Westminster Confession Yesterday and Today. 1965. (Unicoi: Trinity Foundation, 2001). Pp. 7-8.

"Of course, the validity of logic does not guarantee our infallibility.  We may make mistakes in inference, and, what is more frequent, we may misunderstand some portions of Scripture.  Especially with regard to a saving understanding of Scripture, we need the illumination of the Spirit of God.  One of the reasons is that a saving understanding goes beyond an ordinary understanding.  The worst infidel can easily understand that the Bible means to say that David was King of Israel and that Christ was Messiah.  But in order that this information may be saving information, a man must accept it as the Word of God."  Ibid., p. 21.

2 Timothy 3:15 (NKJV)
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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