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 | Zacharius 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 | Zacharius Ursinus

Of the Covenant of Grace (part 1) | Zacharius Ursinus

Excerpted from his book, A Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism   OF THE COVENANT OF GOD It has been shown, that a Mediator is one who reconciles parties that are at variance, as God and men. This reconciliation is called in the Scriptures a Covenant, which has particular reference to the Mediator, inasmuch as every… Read More Of the Covenant of Grace (part 1) | Zacharius Ursinus

Was the Old Testament Merely External and Temporal?

Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service, Vol. 1 pp. 457-463 The Existence of an Additional, External Covenant with Men Denied Question #2: Did God, either in the Old or New Testament, establish a different, external covenant in addition to the covenant of grace? Answer: Before we answer this question it is necessary to define… Read More Was the Old Testament Merely External and Temporal?

The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments

Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 1, pp. 451-457 The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments  Question #1: When was this covenant of grace initiated? Answer: Due to a misunderstanding concerning the nature of the covenant of grace, the Socinians and Arminians, who are in this respect like-minded, claim… Read More The Covenant of Grace Identical in both Old and New Testaments