Thursday, December 21, 2006

Welcome and Welcome Back!

I guess you could call this Sola Fide 2.0, except that I'm not simply renovating and re-releasing the site. Instead, I basically want to start over. Will probably re-post some of my favorite posts from the past months that are focused on the five great "solas" of reformed faith. Also will hope to try to be a bit more focused on here theologically - for the purpose of course of giving all praise and honor and glory to the only One who deserves it - The almighty God, maker of heaven and earth.

Meanwhile, here is a restatement of the theological basis for the title of this site, as cited from the Westminster Confession of Faith:

Westminster Confession of Faith XII
1. Those whom, God effectually calls he also freely justifies, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for anything wrought in them or done by them, but for Christ’s sake alone; not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them as their righteousness, but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them, they receiving and resting on him and his righteousness by faith, which faith they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God.

2. Faith, thus recieving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification; yet it is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love.

Thank you Jesus for you giving Yourself freely as the ransom for our sin.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Hi Deb,
Welcome back, you have been missed.

Adra