Six Differences Between Law & Gospel

The law and gospel are two parts of the Word of God and are divers kinds of doctrine. Consider: first, their consent and agreement; secondly, their dissent and difference.… Read More Six Differences Between Law & Gospel

Of Man’s Justification Before God

Lucas Trelcatius (1542-1602)A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved.Translated by John Gawen in 1610. II.ix Of Man’s Justification Before GOD. The Confirming Part. The second degree of application [of Redemption by Christ] which is here made on… Read More Of Man’s Justification Before God

Justification By Faith Alone

Edward Leigh Body of Divinity Seventh Book, Ch. 10 Whether Faith alone doth justify God justifies judicially, Christ’s blood meritoriously, Faith instrumentally, Works declaratively (Rom. 3:24, 28; Rom. 4:5; Mark 5:36; Luke 8:50; Acts 13:39). The Papists, Socinians and Remonstrants all acknowledge faith to justify, but by it they mean obedience to God’s commandments, and so make it a work, and… Read More Justification By Faith Alone

Of Faith: Justifying and Non Justifying | Zacharias Ursinus

Excerpted from his book, A Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism Of Faith The subject of faith is introduced next in order: 1. Because it is the means by which we are made partakers of the Mediator. 2. Because the preaching of the gospel profits nothing without faith. In speaking of faith, we must enquire: I.… Read More Of Faith: Justifying and Non Justifying | Zacharias Ursinus