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Larger Catechism
January 31, 2012

Larger Catechism, #76

The Larger Catechism Question 76 76.       Q. What is repentance unto life? A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace,[320] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[321] and Word of God,[322] whereby, out of the sight and sense, not only of the danger,[323] but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his […]

December 12, 2011

Larger Catechism, #74, pt. 2

The Larger Catechism Question 74 74.       Q. What is adoption? A. Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,[307] in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,[308] whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,[309] have his name put upon them,[310] the Spirit of his Son given […]

December 11, 2011

Larger Catechism, #74, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Question 74 74.       Q. What is adoption? A. Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,[307] in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,[308] whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,[309] have his name put upon them,[310] the Spirit of his Son given […]

November 27, 2011

Larger Catechism, #73

The Larger Catechism Question 73 73.       Q. How doth faith justify a sinner in the sight of God? A. Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it,[304] nor as if the grace of […]

November 23, 2011

Larger Catechism, #72

The Larger Catechism Question 72 72.       Q. What is justifying faith? A. Justifying faith is a saving grace,[297] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[298] and Word of God,[299] whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out […]

August 22, 2011

Larger Catechism, #71

The Larger Catechism Question 71 71.       Q. How is justification an act of God’s free grace? A. 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;[291] yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, […]

August 20, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [Excursus: Paul vs. James?]

Excursus[1] Having dealt with the Reformed view of justification by faith alone, we also need to address the matter of Paul and James. I believe there is a solution to the following — A. Paul’s statement: “justified by faith apart from works of the law” (3:28, lit. translation—  λογιζόμεθα ⸀γὰρ ⸂δικαιοῦσθαι πίστει⸃ ἄνθρωπον χωρὶς ἔργων […]

August 17, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 3]

70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ, by […]

August 16, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 2]

The Larger Catechism Questions 70 70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and […]

August 15, 2011

Larger Catechism, #70 [pt. 1]

The Larger Catechism Questions 70 70.       Q. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,[286] in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;[287] not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,[288] but only for the perfect obedience and […]

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