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How to inherit eternal life

Here is an exchange between Jesus and a certain young man.

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good?

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Another sola fide holiday

Here is another passage from the gospels that I honestly do not know how to fit into the Protestant sola fide model of justification:

Then Jesus said to his disciples, …

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Saved by Grace

The sermon I preached at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville (Louisville, KY) on June 1st, 2014.

“God saves helpless sinners to display His sovereign grace.” … 208 more words


Forgiveness and sola fide

Protestants would have us believe that we are justified — saved from hell — by the exercise of faith in Christ plus nothing else. In fact, at least some will deny that the exercise of faith constitutes a human action, but that seems either completely irrational or like a grand exercise of special pleading. 579 more words


The Sermon on the Mount and Sola Fide

The Sermon on the Mount winds up on a note that emphatically lacks the fragrance of the Protestant sola fide doctrine:

Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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Justified by ... what?

Here is what Jesus says.

I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

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Assurance for Today: God works through the Sacraments

I’ll be honest: I’m not sure about this post. It comes across as more critical than I meant it to be. I do not mean to “bash” anyone’s faith; only to point out what I see to be honest, practical difficulties in particularly Evangelical Protestantism, as I’ve witnessed and I myself experienced. 1,871 more words