Martin Luther on Grace Alone

This is a repost from March 15, 2011. Here are some great words from Martin Luther on salvation by grace alone.  These quotes are from a sermon on Titus 3:4-8 and can be found in volume 3 of Baker’s 7-volume set of Luther’s sermons (edited by J. N. Lenker and others). “So he [Paul in… Continue reading Martin Luther on Grace Alone

Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

John Bunyan made a great point about saving grace in the following excerpt from "Saved by Grace." I was going to summarize it here, but I'll just let you read it and think about it on your own. The English is a little dated, but it's a great truth! Here's Bunyan: Are men saved by… Continue reading Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

Salvation by Grace: Everywhere in Scripture (Hodge)

 "Salvation by grace alone" is a sweet sounding phrase in the ear of the Christian.  Here's a nice explanation of this truth by Charles Hodge: Another decisive fact is that salvation is of grace. The two ideas of grace and works; of gift and debt; of undeserved favour and what is merited; of what is… Continue reading Salvation by Grace: Everywhere in Scripture (Hodge)

The Marrow of Modern Divnity: Edited and Abridged (Wilson)

 Many of our readers are perhaps familiar with Edward Fisher's excellent 17th century publication called "The Marrow of Modern Divinity."  It is a wonderful treatment of the great Reformation themes of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, to God's glory alone.  I've mentioned it quite a few times here on the… Continue reading The Marrow of Modern Divnity: Edited and Abridged (Wilson)

The Difference Betwixt the Law and the Gospel (Boston)

In my opinion, one of the best brief discussions about the law/gospel distinction was written by Thomas Boston and it's found in the second part of his comments on Edward Fisher's Marrow of Modern Divinity. In this section Boston explains why a law/gospel distinction is necessary, what the difference is between the law and the gospel,… Continue reading The Difference Betwixt the Law and the Gospel (Boston)