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Vol 38 Issue 16

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Chapter II, Saving Faith (continued)

As we have said before, there are no conditions whatsoever unto salvation. Salvation is absolutely free and sovereign. And even the gift of faith Christ merited for us by His perfect obedience. Nor may we conceive of faith as if it were a meritorious work on the part of man, whereby he assents to God’s righteousness and humbles himself in true repentance, in order that in that way he may make himself worthy of the grace of God. For faith is characterized by being itself entirely without merit. Nor is fait6 to be presented as a spiritual power whereby our...

Barth and Individual Election?

On the occasion of Barth’s coming to this country and lecturing in Chicago the Reformed Journal devoted an entire issue to this world famous theologian. In that issue James Daane has an article under the caption: “Can We Learn from Karl Barth?” He writes, first of all, by way of introduction: “I know of no distinctive doctrinal formulation of Barth which Reformed theology ought to accept as a substitute for its own. I cannot recommend that any particular Reformed doctrine be discarded by one taken over from Barth. This is not the way to learn from Barth.” According to Dane, it is...

Fear Not, Little Flock!

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:32 These words of Jesus are found in Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount. Oh, the children of God are also often concerned about the things of the flesh, the things of this present time. Very often the anxious questions well up in their hearts: What shall we eat and drink? Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Against all such care the Lord tells them: Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for...

5/15/1962