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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 […]

May 28, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #2

The Larger Catechism Question 2 2.         Q. How doth it appear that there is a God? A. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God;[3] but his word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation.[4] Scriptural […]

April 21, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #69, pt. 2

Excursus Effectual Calling, Regeneration, and Justification Sorry, I have removed this… some of this material will be used in an upcoming publication.

April 11, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #69, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Questions 69 69.       Q. What is the communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ? A. The communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is their partaking of the virtue of his mediation, in their justification,[283] adoption,[284] sanctification, and whatever else, […]

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