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Giving to the poor is not faith alone

If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21) Jesus did not call the rich young ruler a liar when

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Justification, Sola Fide

Confessing Christ is not faith alone

I thought I was done with my recent series of posts, but then I stumbled upon this and decided to add one more. The theme of these posts is that the Protestant doctrine of sola fide (justification by faith alone)

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Forgiveness is not faith alone

For my last trick before I go slinking off into hibernation again, I offer another post examining the Protestant doctrine of sola fide in the light of other things taught in the Bible. Previous posts in this miniseries may be

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Posted in Faith, Forgiveness, gospel, Sola Fide

Love is not faith alone

I stumbled across the grist for this mill just reading through Scripture. It has inspired a second and now this third post on the same general theme. I hope I am not boring you, gentle reader. My theme in these

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Posted in Charity, gospel, Sola Fide

Baptism is not faith alone

A long time ago in a blog far, far away I wrote about today’s subject as part of a larger article. It seems like an appropriate moment, given the topic of yesterday’s post, to return to the passage I discussed

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Posted in Faith, gospel, Sola Fide

The Necessity of the Gospel and the Church

In our last post we saw that God freely made us to have fellowship with Him. But that is not the whole story because of sin. Man turns his back on God. But God in His love acted to save

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Posted in Catechism, Ecclesiology
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