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A New Garment Before God

In her book, The Lamentation of a Sinner, Katherine Parr recounts her conversion to the truth of the gospel of justification by grace, through faith, in Christ alone....

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Justification and a Divided Church

Justification and a Divided Church- Michael Horton discusses the two distinct positions on justification that continue to divide Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church....

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A Collect for Reformation Sunday

A collect for Reformation Sunday....

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Thomas Cranmer: Justification Sola Gratia, Sola Fide is catholic

In his homily, A Sermon of the Salvation of Mankind, Thomas Cranmer quotes from many scholars and sources to convince us of the catholicity or universality of justification sola fide....

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Ten Propositions

Ten propositions in response to Lordship Salvation....

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Two Radically Different Views of Salvation

Two Radically Different Views of Salvation: Thirty Nine Articles, Articles 11-13 & The Council of Trent: Chapter 7: The Causes of this justification are; Session 6, Canons 9, 11-12...

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Sola Fide: A Most Wholesome Doctrine

According to the Thirty-nine Articles, the Homily of Salvation or Homily of Justification outlines “a most wholesome doctrine”, that “we are justified by Faith only”. Lee Gatiss...

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We Receive A Double Grace

In partaking of Christ by grace alone through faith alone, we receive a double grace, namely justification and sanctification. ...

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How can our imperfect works be accepted by God?

Since our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin how can they be accepted by God?...

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Keeping Baptism Central: How Baptism Transforms Our Daily Lives

To their detriment, it never occurs to a great deal of believers that their baptism has application to their current daily walk. This paper is written to help believers view their baptism as more than an event that happened in their past and to consider how the Scriptures set forth the benefits of baptism for the believer’s daily life....

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Understanding the Contrast of “Law” and “Promise” in Galatians 3

Understanding the Contrast of “Law” and “Promise” in Galatians 3....

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"Christ is not divided. You cannot have half a Christ."

Walter Marshall on how true saving faith embraces Christ for both justification and sanctification. He shows that God's grace is twofold (i.e., the duplex [twofold] beneficium [benefit]). Justification is the first benefit (beneficium) and sanctification is the second benefit (beneficium). ...

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Michael Horton: What the Third Use of the Law Can and Cannot Do

Michael Horton on what the third use of the law can and cannot do....

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Good-Day, Bad-Day and the Covenant of Grace

Why is the covenant of grace important for the Christian life? We will consider two radically different days in a Christian's life to understand....

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The Collapsing of the Covenants: Narrow is the Way that Leads to Destruction

Collapsing the covenants into one overarching theme of grace confuses law and gospel and effectively eliminates an explicit law-gospel distinction in Scripture....

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Dishonoring the Spirit?

Does placing primary emphasis upon justification for assurance understate the importance and necessity of good works (i.e., sanctification)? Does this emphasis dishonor the Holy Spirit’s indwelling work?...

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Dispositional Soteriology: Jonathan Edwards on Justification by Faith Alone

George Hunsinger shows how Jonathan Edwards crosses the fine line laid down by the Reformation concerning justification sola fide. Edwards taught that works are not simply external evidence that faith exists. Rather, works are necessary to the efficacy of faith. Works, as the external expression of faith, play a role in justification....

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