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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 29, 2017

Gordon H. Clark on Emotions: A Place for Thoughts


I don’t see that this [emotional upheaval] is part of the image of God, I think this is part of original sin.  Dr. Gordon H. Clark


On his blog, A Place for Thoughts, Doug Douma has posted a series of quotes from Dr. Gordon H. Clark on the issue of emotions, God and man as the image of God.  Some of the quotes are from a question and answer session in one of Clark's lectures.  Others are from his books.  Needless to say, it is helpful to have these thoughts from Dr. Clark posted in one place for comparison and contrast.  

I should offer perhaps not a complete definition, but at least an element of the definition. An emotion seems to me to be a sudden upheaval, disturbance in our ordinary calm state of mind. And I don’t see that this is part of the image of God, I think this is part of original sin. – “Questions and Answers,” Audio Recording, Winter Theological Institute, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, Feb. 2-4, 1976.  [Posted by Doug Douma].

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