Category: Doctrine

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Quotes on Saving Faith

In reading descriptions of saving faith from many different (theological) places there is a common thread; ‘believing that God would receive and accept them based solely on the merit of Christ.’ Also they teach...

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A Simple Explanation of Justification by Faith

ARTICLE IV. OF JUSTIFICATION. We teach, that we cannot obtain forgiveness of sins and righteousness before God, through our own merits, works or satisfaction, but that we obtain forgiveness of sins, and become righteous...

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Dead to the Law

I am dead to the law in four different ways — (a) in justification, it cannot condemn me for here is Jesus. Here is his precious word of the gospel. Here is his spirit...

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Sanctification

The whole sanctification to the end consists therefore of two parts. 1. Daily repentance, and 2. Daily practice of faith. In faith we produce virtue and love — 2 Pet. i. 5. The Holy...

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Another Translation of Hollaz’ Order of Grace.

I am reading through another translation of David Hollaz’ ‘The Order of Evangelical Grace’ which I found entitled ‘Evangelic Order of Grace.’ This translation seems to be from the original German as opposed to...

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Law and Gospel

What is it, when Christ sayeth, (Matt. xi. 5.) “The poor have the Gospel preached unto them.” Is it not also preached to the rich, and to all the world? It is well, and...

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The Moment of Justification

I am currently reading through 15 sermons by Henric Schartau; the Swedish Pastor who is known for his sermon ‘Jesus Only’ in the book ‘The Hammer of God.’ In his sermon on the Third...

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Why are but a few men saved?

The question as to how it is, that, in the whole, but a few men are converted, every one will easily answer himself when attending to that which has been stated already. For although...

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Nicolaus Hunnius on the nature of Faith.

Now if there is any one who hears, understands and believes this [the gospel] to be true, he will receive a firm conviction, that God will have mercy upon him, forgive him his sins,...