The Augsburg Confession; An Introduction to Its Study and an Exposition of Its Contents

The Augsburg Confession; An Introduction to Its Study and an Exposition of Its Contents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...spurious imitations of the good works which the law requires, but that this proves nothing against the justifying efficacy of the genuine good works done by those who are in Christ Jesus. In reply to this it is sufficient to remind Christians that, when they are in Christ Jesus and thus justified by faith. they have no need of any other or any further justification before God, and that they would only be entrapped by the wiles of the devil if they yielded to the sophistries which are calculated to disturb their peace in the believing possession by faith of the only righteousness which avails before God. All works of man are excluded, that there may be no boasting of his ability or prowess or merit, but all the glory of our salvation may be given to the Savior, who loved us and gave Himself for us. "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of God. which is by faith of Christ Jesus, unto all and upon all them that believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past. through the forbearance of God: to declare, I say. at this time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith...
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931807
  • 9781236931801