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No sola fide in Psalm 62

This will not seem like a big deal to those Protestants who think that Israel was saved by works. But for the Reformed, Psalm 62 plows yet another truck-sized hole in the crumbling edifice of their idea of sola fide

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Sola Fide Conspicuously Absent at the Last Judgment

Many years ago a friend expressed an objection to one of the passages in the book of Proverbs which endorsed corporal punishment. My friend didn’t like the sound of that at all, and preferred to believe that spanking was wrong.

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Sola fide is hiding again

Sola Fide is hiding again To love is to live according to his commandments: this is the commandment which you have heard since the beginning, to live a life of love. (2 John 6)   If you love me you

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Three car pileup

Horrible accident on the PCH (Protestant Coast Highway): sola fide and total depravity smashed into Psalm 15. Psalm 15 came out of the calamitous scene unscathed, but the two Protestant doctrines are on life support. 1 O Lord, who shall

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Sola fide goes on walkabout

It is an interesting exercise to read the letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. When I was a Protestant I just plain ignored the completely unambiguous language that the Lord Jesus Christ uses in speaking to

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Merit, Protestantism, Revelation, Sola Fide

Sola Fide’s Continuing Struggle

It isn’t just the book of James that causes problems for the Protestant doctrine of sola fide. So does Matthew’s gospel. Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up

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St. James is a problem for Protestantism

Dear St. James’s epistle is a quagmire for Protestant sola fide. It was brazen, but it is also unsurprising that Martin Luther disliked the letter enough to both disparage it (“epistle of straw”) and to contemplate dropping it from his

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That pesky sola fide — missing again

I have written a few posts in recent weeks concerning passages of Scripture where the erroneous Protestant notion of sola fide is just plain missing (more may be found here). Here is another one. And behold, one came up to

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Possibly repeating myself

I may have posted on this passage before; if so it would not be the first nor the last time that I will be redumbdant. Sorry, dear reader! Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;

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Sola Fide is MIA

And not just sola fide is missing here; so too is the Reformed view of the perseverance of the saints. Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward. [2

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