Final Justification According To Works? (Part II)

A short while back, Andrew posted a great excerpt from C. Venema on final judgment (here). Turretin sounds similar: Although our justification will be fully declared on the last day (our good works also being brought forward as the sign and proof of its truth, Mt. 25.34-40), still falsely would anyone maintain from this a… Continue reading Final Justification According To Works? (Part II)

Bavinck on Justification

On what basis does God justify the sinner?  Rome and others say that God justifies a person insofar as he is sanctified; in other words, God justifies someone because the person has some grace-infused obedience inside himself.  Rome and others (like the NPP) thus say that the Reformation position - that God justifies the ungodly… Continue reading Bavinck on Justification

Bavinck on Justification Part II: Imputation and Legal Fiction

As surely as the sun rises and sets each day, Herman Bavinck vigorously defended the imputation of Christ's obedience in justification. In nearly prophetic language, he speaks to present day deniers of imputation: "The opponents of imputed righteousness should not lodge their objection against Luther and Calvin but against Paul." He goes on, especially dealing… Continue reading Bavinck on Justification Part II: Imputation and Legal Fiction

Ursinus or the FV on Law/Gospel?

The official Federal Vision joint statement says this on page 6:  "We deny that law and gospel should be considered as a hermeneutics, or treated as such.... The fundamental division [between law and gospel] is not in the text, but rather in the human heart." Ursinus: "The doctrine of the church consists of two parts: the Law, and… Continue reading Ursinus or the FV on Law/Gospel?