Why I Stress Perseverance

It sounds like you are protecting free grace to say that works are not necessary as an evidence of new birth, but it actually destroys free grace. This is true because it removes the necessary continuation of faith in God for internal transformation as a result of justification. One who believes that faith is a …

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Grace without Change?

If You Can’t Defeat ’em, Distort ’em Sometimes scholarship rivals politics for warped renderings of the opponent. Consider this from Etienne Gilson, a Roman Catholic historian of philosophy: For the first time, with the Reformation, there appeared this conception of a grace that saved a man without changing him, of a justice that redeems corrupted …

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