Cyril of Jerusalem (347) on Sola Scripture

John MacArthur defines Sola Scriptura as follows: "The Reformation principle of sola Scriptura has to do with the sufficiency of Scripture as our supreme authority in all spiritual matters. Sola Scripturasimply means that all truth necessary for our salvation and spiritual life is taught either explicitly or implicitly in Scripture." Compare this with what Cyril …

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Augustine sums up the free will debate concisely here!

If you are someone who may be on the fence or against what is known as the Doctrines of Grace, this brief paragraph from one of Augustine's works should give you pause. His question at the end, particularly, is one that you should take a few moments to consider if you think that it was …

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Augustine: Faith is the beginning from which good works first proceed

He will perhaps say to this: "It was not because of his works, but in consequence of his faith, that I said the apostle was worthy of having all those great graces bestowed upon him. His faith deserved this distinction, but not his works, which were not previously good." Well, then, are we to suppose …

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Was Calvin’s Doctrine of Baptism In Line With The Early Church Fathers? A Response to The New Geneva Podcast

Yesterday on The New Geneva podcast, Angela and Tony had Dr. David Hall on the show to discuss various topics from John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion". The section which I would like to discuss begins around 27:10 into the show. I will quote a couple of statements in my response and the full …

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On The Sermon on the Mount (394) – 4

Thanks for reading this latest installment from my current project of reading (and blogging) through Augustine’s works. This book is one of Augustine's longer early works at around 240 pages. This book is simply his exposition of The Sermon on the Mount. It is divided into two books, so I will have multiple blog posts …

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